4 July 2000
Francesco Guardi (1712-1793)
Figures in a loggia near a church
signed 'Franco de Guardi'
black chalk, pen and brown ink, grey wash heightened with white, watermark crowned cartouche with three stars
397 x 315 mm.
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The same composition, albeit in a tighter technique, occurs in a sheet by Francesco in the Museo Correr (A. Morassi, Guardi, Tutti i Disegni, no. 573). The grey wash is was apparently an addition by Giacomo Guardi to his father's drawing.
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