Oil Painting: Coast Scene by Francesco Guardi (1712–1793), c.1760

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Oil Painting: Coast Scene by Francesco Guardi (1712–1793), c.1760

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Coast Scene
Francesco Guardi (1712–1793)
Oil on canvas, c.1760

This imaginary view is based on the islands at the extremity of the lagoon where Venice joins the sea. The landscape is dominated by a ruined arch, with a jumble of towers and a distant view of hills beyond.

The stillness of the scene is enlivened by everyday figures. There are fishermen in a boat, a woman carrying her basket of washing along the quayside, a little dog, and, further away, a crowd unloading a boat.

Purchased by the Holburne Society, 1933


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image a318 guardi after cleaning

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