Marco Ricci (Belluno 1676-1730 Venice)
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Marco Ricci (Belluno 1676-1730 Venice)

A mountain river landscape, a church to the left

Marco Ricci (Belluno 1676-1730 Venice)
A mountain river landscape, a church to the left
pen and brown ink, brown wash, watermark crescent and initials CD
4 7/8 x 7 3/8 in. (12.5 x 18.7 cm)
Conte Antonio Maria Zanetti (1679-1767), Venice.
Cernazei Collection, Udine.
Antonio dal Zòtto (1841-1918), Venice.
with Galleria Geri, Milan, 1919.
Benno Geiger; Sotheby’s, London, 10 December 1920, from lots 259-272.
with W.R. Jeudwine, London, 1968 (according to the Landolt typescript catalogue), from whom acquired by Robert Landolt.
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Lot Essay

The fine penwork combined with losely applied wash seen here is close to that in a landscape drawing of similar size in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle (inv. RCIN 905875; see A. Blunt and E. Croft-Murray, Venetian Drawings of XVII and XVIII Centuries in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle, London, 1957, no. 112). It has been suggested that these small and freely executed sheets were produced early in the artist’s career. According to Robert Landolt, this sheet may have come from an album of 141 drawings belonging to Benno Geiger (see Provenance). For more on the provenance of this album see A. Bettagno, ‘Disegni di Marco Ricci: una questione di provenienza e un problema di dispersione’, in Hommage au dessin. Mélanges offerts Roseline Bacou, Rimini, 1996, pp. 418-437.

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