capriccio oil painting after francesco guardi 17121793 figurative portrait landscape italy rome

Capriccio Oil Painting After Francesco Guardi (1712-1793) Figurative Portrait Landscape Italy Rome



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Approximately 100 years of age.
I am pleased to offer for sale an exquisite professionally finished painting , a quality rendition in oil paint on board , very popular in Rome from the latter half of the 17th century onwards through the18th and late 19th century period.
This example is suitably framed and is an highly atmospheric work produced in a similar manner to many others over the centuries to provide an account of Christ and the centurion, amongst classical ruins and other local denizens. The combination of the classical ruins and small figures portray the expansiveness of the architecture and scene and demonstrate artistís ability to transcend the talent of perspective.
Was a nobleman born in Venice and specialised in little views of the city.He was a collaborator of Canaletto when he was in his 40ís and became later very popular running a large studio of his own.He is considered to be among the last practitioners of the classic Venetian School of painting
He trained both his younger brother Nicolo and his son Giacomo,whose work is well known and who imitated his fatherís style.
Our fine example produced in the early 20th century is very much characteristic of Francesco Guardiís Ď capriccio Ď paintings, a genre that became popular in Venice.The painting creates an imaginary landscape with Roman ruins and small figures involved in a daily activity.
The pictorial rendering of light is particularly elaborate and demonstrates a close style and manner similar to the the mastery of the Venetian school artist of the 17th-18th century.
In painting, a capriccio means an architectural fantasy, placing together buildings, archaeological ruins and other architectural elements in fictional and often fantastical combinations. These paintings may also include staffage (figures). Capriccio falls under the more general term of landscape painting. The term is also used for other artworks with an element of fantasy (as capriccio in music). This style of painting was introduced in the Renaissance and continued into the Baroque.
ACTUAL ARTIST JOHN A SERVAS ( See Signature ) Lower Right.
The following information was made available by his great-niece Dorothy Hoadley:
This artist John A Servas was my great-uncle.
He was born in Germany in 1886 and immigrated to this country with his mother Anna Servas and his brothers, Jacob, Louis and Charles in 1892.
The family settled in Rochester, New York and lived in the 21st ward.
I do not have any education records.
Later in the 30's and 40's he resided in Chicago, Illinois and was associated with the1939 Worlds Fair.
He was married with no children. He died in Evanston, Illinois in 1953 and is buried in Rochester, New York .
Very Good Order Throughout & Ready To Hang.
Height: 28 Inches ( 71 cm )
Width : 20 Inches ( 51 cm )
Depth: 1 Inch ( 2.5 cm )
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Height = 71 cm (28")
Width = 51 cm (20")
Depth = 2.5 cm (1")

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