4 June 2014
Francesco Maggiotto (Venice 1738-1805)
Portraits of Andrea Dandulo; Carlo Ruzini; Johannes Fabriacus; Petrus Candianus; and Joannes Participatius
each inscribed in the border: 'ANDREAS DANDULO DUX VENETIARUM ELECTUS ANNO MCCCLII.' (the first); 'CAROLUS RUZINI DUX VENETIARUM ELECTUS ANNO MDDCCXXXII.' (the second); 'JOANNES FABRIACUS MAGISTER EQUITUM VENETIARUM ELECTUS ANNO DCCXLI.' (the third); 'PETRUS N. CANDIANUS DUX VENETIARUM ELECTUS ANNO DCCCCXXXII.' (the fourth); 'JOANNES II. PARTICIPATIUS DUX VENETIARUM ELECTUS ANNO DCCCLXXXI.' (the fifth); and each signed 'Frañco Maggiotto' (on the reverse) and inscribed on the reverse: 'Andreas Danduli D.V. ann. 1342' (the first); 'Carolus Ruzini D.V. ann. 1732' (the second); 'Ioannes Fabriacus D.V. ann. 741.' (the third); 'Petrus Candianus D.V. ann. 932' (the fourth); 'Ioannes Participatius D.V. ann. 881.' (the fifth)
oil and gold on copper, unframed, the first two engraved on the reverse
each approximately 5¾ x 4¾ in. (14.6 x 12 cm.)
a group of five (5)
Maffeo Pinelli, Venice, by whom commissioned in 1778 as part of a series of 168 portraits and from whom acquired in 1787 by the Pisani of Santo Stefano.
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J. Morelli, La Libreria già raccolta con grande studio dal Signor Maffeo Pinelli veneziano, Venice, 1787, p. 348.
Francesco was the son of the painter Domenico Maggiotto, assistant and follower of Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. Like that of his father, Francesco's style is reminiscent of the great 18th-century tradition of Tiepolo, Longhi, Pittoni and Zuccarelli.
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