9 July 2008
Francesco Battaglioli (?Modena c. 1725-c. 1796 ?Venice)
A capriccio with the garden of a seafront palace, a mountainous coastal landscape beyond
oil on canvas
31 x 48¼ in. (78.7 x 122.5 cm.)
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The seafront building with a carefully planned building ornamented by classicising statues in this painting is reminiscent of the celebrated garden of the Palazzo del Principe, Genoa, seat of the Doria princes.
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