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

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
Nationality:Italian
Sex:Male
This artist has 64 artworks in the database. Add more!
Top owners of works by this artist
National Gallery - London(United Kingdom - London)10 artworks
Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien(Austria - Vienna)8 artworks
Musée du Louvre(France - Paris)7 artworks
National Gallery of Art - Washington DC(United States - Washington)6 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY(United States - New York)4 artworks
Private collection3 artworks
Pinacoteca di Brera(Italy - Milan)2 artworks
Museo del Settecento Veneziano - Venice(Italy - Venice)2 artworks
Philadelphia Museum of Art(United States - Philadelphia, PA)2 artworks
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool(United Kingdom - Liverpool)1 artworks
Kunsthaus - Zurich(Switzerland - Zurich)1 artworks

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

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