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 Carlevariis, Luca (Italian painter and printmaker, 1663-1729) , A Gondolier

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Title A Gondolier
Collection Victoria and Albert Museum
Artist Carlevariis, Luca (Italian painter and printmaker, 1663-1729)
Date Earliest about 1700
Date Latest about 1710
Description This study of a gondolier is part of an album of fifty-three sketches by Carlevariis which includes figures he appears to have painted in the open air in preparation for insertion into formal compositions. This figure reappears for example on a gondola at the far left of The Molo, Looking West now in a private collection. Luca Carlevariis was born in Udine but worked in Venice, where he was the first to systematically record the splendour of Venetian society, its receptions and regattas. His views of the city paved the way for Canaletto.
Current Accession Number P.54-1938
Subject figure
Measurements 24.4 x 12.4 cm
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Purchased from Dr Vitale Bloch 1938.
Publications Kauffmann, C.M., Catalogue of Foreign Paintings, I. Before 1800, London, Victoria and Albert Museum, 1973, p. 56-63, cat. no. 60 (P.26-1938 - P.78-1938).
Notes The figures and objects in the V&A album appear frequently and virtually without variations in Carlevariis' paintings between 1707 and 1726 and are closely related to his etchings of 1703 in Le fabriche e vedute di Venetia. Composed of 104 views of Venice, the etchings formed the most complete survey of the fabric of the city ever produced and served as a model for Venetian view painters throughout the eighteenth century.
Rights Owner © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Author Jennifer Sliwka



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