Oil painting on canvas interpreting Florence, A View Of The City by Gaspar van Wittel.
This painting is inspired by the 18th Century Grand Tour - Read more
The original painting, fully titled Florence, A View Of The City From The Right Bank Of The River Arno Looking Towards The Ponte Alla Carraia, was painted circa 1700 and was sold by Sothebys, England in 2015 with an estimate of £1-£1.5 million.
Gaspar van Wittel (1653 - 1736) was a Dutch painter and draughtsman who had a long career in Rome and his work is considered an important precedent to urban veduta-painting. As a surveyor he illustrated a project for the navigation of the river Tiber; this series of drawings would be a valuable record in the direction of his career. In his compositions, a clear interest in aspects of daily life in the city can be observed.
Hand painted in oils by an individual artist, this painting has been stretched and is ready for mounting in your choice of solid wood frame:
Mahogany veneer with gilded highlights +$260
Carved corner decoration only, gilded finish +$305
Fully carved swept frame, gilded finish +$510
Width: 47 inches | Height: 19 inches
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