London, South Kensington
30 April 2015
Jan Frans van Bloemen, called l'Orizzonte (Antwerp 1662-1749 Rome)
An Italianate river landscape, possibly a view of la Crescenza, Rome, with classical figures conversing
oil on canvas, unlined
29 ½ x 39 in. (75 x 99 cm.)
with Colnaghi, London, where acquired in May 1971 by the father of the present owner.
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A. Busiri Vici, Jan Frans Van Bloemen Orizzonte e l'origine del paesaggio romano settecentesco, Rome, 1974, no. 183, 'whereabouts unknown'.
It has been suggested that the Castle in the background is that of La Crescenza, Rome.
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