Francesco Guardi
(Italian, 1712 - 1793)
This person is associated with: Veduta, Rococo

Francesco Lazzaro Guardi (October 5, 1712 – January 1, 1793) was a Venetian painter of veduta, 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.  There was a considerable demand among visitors to Venice to acquire painted  scenes of the city as souvenirs.  But also art patrons, deeply imbued with the lore of ancient antiquity, for scenes of ancient Roman ruins.  Often these views were "capricci" - imaginary compositions incorporating more or less accurate renderings of known landmarks.  Guardi excelled in producing such scenes with ease.

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Name:Francesco Guardi
Dates:1712 - 1793
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Top owners of works by this artist
Private collection26 artworks
National Gallery - London(United Kingdom - London)19 artworks
Musée du Louvre(France - Paris)15 artworks
Waddesdon Manor - National Trust(United Kingdom - Waddesdon)12 artworks
Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien(Austria - Vienna)10 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY(United States - New York)9 artworks
Wallace Collection - London(United Kingdom - London)9 artworks
Philadelphia Museum of Art(United States - Philadelphia, PA)8 artworks
Scottish National Gallery - National Galleries of Scotland(United Kingdom - Edinburgh)5 artworks
National Gallery of Art - Washington DC(United States - Washington)5 artworks
Ashmolean Museum - University of Oxford(United Kingdom - Oxford)4 artworks

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This person died over 70 years ago (in 1793).

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