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    Sale 5404

    Nineteenth Century European Art

    19 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 95

    Francesco Zanin (Italian, 1855-1888)

    A celebration before the Campanile; and A Venetian palace

    Price Realised  

    Francesco Zanin (Italian, 1855-1888)
    A celebration before the Campanile; and A Venetian palace
    one signed, inscribed and dated 'Zanin Franci 1871. No.2' (lower right) and the other signed and inscribed 'N.5 Zanin Franci' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    25 x 17¼ in. (63.5 x 43.8 cm.)
    a pair (2)


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    Well-known for his accurate depictions of Venice, the works by Francesco Zanin follow the artistic tradition established by Canaletto (1697-1768) and Francesco Guardi (1712-1793). Meticulously crafted and architecturally precise, Zanin's pictures could be mistaken for 18th century works. Showing the influence of these two great Venetian artists, Zanin concentrated on depicting the urban architecture of the Venetian Republic. However, while Guardi's Venice sometimes appears cloudy, Zanin's historical Venice is often shown in sunny daylight detailing its urban structures.

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