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Architectural Capriccio With Roman Ruins : Signed G. Longhi And Dated 1718.

Architectural Capriccio With Roman Ruins : Signed G. Longhi And Dated 1718.

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Roman school.

Painting with the ruins of a large building from Ancient Rome, columns and the river valley. Signed on a triangular stone resting on the ground, near the Doric column: Giuseppe Longhi and dated 1718.

Technique: oil on canvas. Original canvas, restorations and small reinforcements on canvas and pictorial retouches.

The painting is part of the series of 3 paintings of the same size and subject, which we offer for sale separately. Only this painting is signed Giuseppe Longhi, dated 1718.


We thank Professor Giancarlo Sestieri for confirming the discovery of a painter hitherto unknown to critics, belonging to the Roman school. We quote his letter here, with the permission of the professor: "They are a useful acquisition for knowing a little more about the diffusion in Rome of the genre of the "Architectural Capriccio" at the beginning of the 18th century before the advent of Panini which, as I foresaw, he did not limit himself to the names of Carlieri and Roberti, from which, more to the second than to the first, this Longhi seems to have taken up. "

So this painting, in addition to being a pleasant work of art, authentic and ancient, is an interesting document and piece hitherto unknown in the panorama of the history of Italian painting at the beginning of the 18th century.



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