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Triumphal Arch on the Embankment

Francesco Guardi, 1712-1793

Italy, Venice

Pen and brown ink with brown wash, watercolour, heightened with white 28 x 19.1 cm

This type of perspective view, combining real and imaginary features, was known as a capriccio and played an important role in Guardi's work during the 1770s and 1780s.This scene can hardly be regarded as a representation of some real monument and would seem to have been an inspired work of fantasy.

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