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This imaginary landscape ('capriccio') is one of the most impressive drawings by Guardi in the Koenigs collection. The collector was greatly attracted to the proto-Impressionism of Guardi's drawing style. The drawing was probably intended as a work of art in its own right, made to be sold. However, it bears a strong resemblance to a painting by the artist. It may have been a design for the painting or could be a 'ricordo' (record) of it.

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Title Laguna Capriccio
Material and technique Pen and brown ink, brown wash
Object type
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 388 mm
Height 258 mm
Artists Tekenaar: Francesco Guardi
Accession number I 141 (PK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1940
Age artist Unknown
Collector Collector / Franz Koenigs
Exhibitions Tekeningen uit eigen bezit, 1400-1800 (1952)
Van Pisanello tot Cézanne (1992)
Italiaanse tekeningen in Nederlands bezit (1962)
De Collectie Twee - wissel I, Prenten & Tekeningen (2009)
Washing > Wash > Drawing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Washing > Wash > Drawing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Place of manufacture Venice > Veneto region > Italy > Southern Europe > Europe
Geographical origin Italy > Southern Europe > Europe

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Francesco Guardi

Venetië 1712 - Venetië 1793

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