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    Sale 11787

    Old Master & British Drawings

    5 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 23

    Giuseppe Zocchi (Florence 1711/7-1767 )

    A view of the Piazza San Marco, in Florence with, from the left to the right, the Casino della Livia, the Casino Mediceo, the Convent of San Marco, the Giardino dei Semplici and the Accademia di belle arti

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    Giuseppe Zocchi (Florence 1711/7-1767 )
    A view of the Piazza San Marco, in Florence with, from the left to the right, the Casino della Livia, the Casino Mediceo, the Convent of San Marco, the Giardino dei Semplici and the Accademia di belle arti
    pen and grey ink, grey wash, watermark C & I Honig below a fleur-de-lis
    13 3/8 x 19 5/8 in. (34 x 49.9 cm.)


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    The rendering of the architecture and the figures is very close to that in The Church and Piazza Ognissanti, Florence now in the Morgan Library and Museum, New York (Inv. 1952.30:11). A small engraved visiting card by Gaetano Vascellini (1745-1805), part of a series based on Zocchi's designs, shows the same view as in the present drawing and might have been inspired by it (see British Museum inv. C,1.3823).