Italian School, 18th Century
Venetian Capriccio with Travelers and Fisherfolk
Oil on canvas, 47 3/8 x 70 3/4 in. (120.3 x 179.7 cm), framed.
Condition: Paint losses, abrasions, craquelure with areas of flaking, varnish discoloration, surface grime, canvas seamed together, water staining or similar to the reverse.
Provenance: A private Massachusetts family collection.
Puncture measuring 1/2 inch wide with surrounding paint loss, located at center right edge, 13 inches up from the lower right corner. Abrasions primarily to lower left quadrant, the larger measuring 5 1/2 inches overall and the smaller measuring 2 1/2 inches. Prominent craquelure to the sky, especially along the seamed edge (visible from the back), with areas of lifting. No obvious areas of retouch, but with possible washes of retouch to the sky.
Framed dimensions are approximately 56 3/4 x 79 1/4 inches.
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