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The Master of the Langmatt Foundation Views
Apollonio Domenichini (?) (Venice 1715-c.1770)
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The Master of the Langmatt Foundation Views Apollonio Domenichini (?) (Venice 1715-c.1770)

The Bacino di San Marco, Venice with the Dogana and San Giorgio Maggiore

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The Master of the Langmatt Foundation Views
Apollonio Domenichini (?) (Venice 1715-c.1770)
The Bacino di San Marco, Venice with the Dogana and San Giorgio Maggiore
oil on canvas
26 1/8 x 38 5/8 in. (66.4 x 98.8 cm.)
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Lot Essay

This view of the Bacino di San Marco is a high quality work by the artist traditionally known as the Master of the Langmatt Foundation Views. The eponymous works in the Langmatt Foundation, Baden, comprise a set of nine pictures (each approximately 46 x 73 cm.) and a set of four smaller views (approximately 25 x 38 cm; see the exhibition catalogue, Mythos Venedig, Baden, June-October 1994, pp. 62-117).

Dario Succi, however, has recently suggested that this anonymous master may be identified with Apollonio Domenichini, who enrolled in the Fraglia in 1757. Succi discovered his name in the correspondence between the Venetian art dealer Giovanni Maria Sasso and the English minister, Sir John Strange (D. Succi, 'Apollonio Domenichini: il Maestro della Fondazione Langmatt', in Da Canaletto a Zuccarelli, catalogue of the exhibition, Udine, 2003, pp. 103-7). Working in the 1740s and 1750s, as is clear from topographical details, Domenichini no doubt benefited from Canaletto's English sojourn, and his vedute proved extremely popular with Grand Tourists.
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