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View of Campo San Zanipolo with the Temporary Platform Erected for the Visit of Pope Pius VI

A work made of pen and brown ink and brush and brown wash, with traces of black chalk, on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink and brush and brown wash, with traces of black chalk, on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1782

Artist:

Francesco Guardi
Italian, 1712–1793

About this artwork

A study for one of a set of four paintings commissioned by the Venetian Republic to commemorate Pope Pius V’s state visit to Venice in 1782, this drawing is associated with the blessing the Pope conferred upon its citizens. Francesco Guardi’ssketch is an accurate rendering of the monuments and architecture in the Campo San Giovanni e Paolo square, including the temporary benediction platform and its access ramps in front of the Scuola
di San Marco, seen in the left background.

Guardi achieved his atmospheric effects by carefully modulating the wash against untreated areas of paper, resulting in a sense of flickering shadows and reflected sunlight.

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Artist

Francesco Guardi

Title

View of Campo San Zanipolo with the Temporary Platform Erected for the Visit of Pope Pius VI

Origin

Italy

Date

Made 1782

Medium

Pen and brown ink and brush and brown wash, with traces of black chalk, on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

323 × 341 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Richard and Mary L. Gray

Reference Number

2019.850

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