Francesco Guardi (Italian, Venice 1712–1793 Venice)
Pen and brown ink, light and dark brown and grayish brown wash
6 9/16 x 10 1/4 in. (16.7 x 26 cm)
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Not on view
This brown and gray wash study of figures clustered alongside a colonnade may have been preliminary to one of Guardi’s paintings of ceremonies celebrating the election of a Doge. It is generally recognized that these ceremonial pictures owe inspiration to the ubiquitous prints engraved by Giambattista Brustolon after Canaletto (Feste Dogali [Ducal Ceremonies and Festival] 1766).
Christopher Norris, London; Mrs. Clive Pascall; sale, Sotheby's, London, May 12, 1954, lot 108; Paul Wallraf, London. Acquired by Robert Lehman in 1962.
Artist: Francesco Guardi (Italian, Venice 1712–1793 Venice) (recto)Date: 1712–1835Medium: Pen and brown ink, brush with brown and gray wash over traces of black chalk (recto); pen and brown ink, brush and gray wash (verso)Accession: 37.165.73On view in:Not on view
Artist: Francesco Guardi (Italian, Venice 1712–1793 Venice)Date: 1712–93Medium: Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash over black chalk. Framing outlines in pen and brown inkAccession: 37.165.76On view in:Not on view