• Francesco Lazzaro Guardi. Born on this day in 1712

    7 monthes ago - By Chez Namaste Nancy

    October 05, 1712. Francesco Lazzaro Guardi was an Italian painter of veduta*, nobleman, and a member of the Venetian School. He is considered to be among the last practitioners, along with his brothers, of the classic Venetian school of painting. In this image: Francesco Guardi, Venice, a View of the Rialto Bridge, Looking North, from the Fondamenta del Carbon, oil on canvas, 120 x 203.7cm. Estimated at £15-25 million.
    View on the Grand Canal at San Geremia, Venice (1760-65)
    Fire in the Oil Depot in San Marcuola (1789) Guardi 72 Drawings
    *A veduta is a highly detailed, usually large-scale...
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