Two (a pair) of venice views created in the end of 18 century, early 19 century by italian architecture artist from the circle of great venetian painter Francesco de Guardi ( 1712 - Venice-1793).
Francesco Lazzaro Guardi is considered to be among the last practitioners, along with his brothers, of the classic Venetian school of painting.His father Domenico (born in 1678) and his brothers Niccolò and Gian Antonio were also painters, the latter inheriting the family workshop after the father´s death in 1716. They probably all contributed as a team to some of the larger commissions later attributed to Francesco. His sister Maria Cecilia married the pre-eminent Veneto-European painter of his epoch, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. In 1735, Francesco moved to the workshop of Michele Marieschi, where he remained until 1743. His first certain works is from 1738, for a parish at Vigo d´Annuania, in Trentino. In this period he worked alongside his better-known brother, Gian Antonio. The first work signed by Francesco is a Saint Adoring the Eucarist (circa 1739).His works in this period included landscapes as well as figure representations. His early vedutas show influence both from Canaletto and Luca Carlevarijs. On February 15, 1757 he married Maria Mathea Pagani, the daugter of painter Mathea Pagani. In the same year his brother Gian Antonio died and his first son, Vincenzo, was born. His second son, Giacomo, was born in 1764. Francesco Guardi´s most important later works include the Doge´s Feasts, a series of twelve canvases celebrating the ceremonies held in 1763 for the election of Doge Alvise IV Mocenigo . In his later years, Canaletto´s influence on his art diminished, as showed by the Piazzetta in the Ca´d´Oro of Venice. In circa 1778, he painted the severe Holy Trinity Appearing to Sts. Peter and Paul in the parish church of Roncegno.In 1782 Guardi was commissioned by the Venetian government six canvases to celebrate the visit of the Russian Archdukes in the city, of which only two remain, and two others for that of Pope Pius VI. On September, 12 of that year he was admitted to the Fine Art Academy of Venice.Guardi died at Venice in 1793.
Inscription: both unsigned .
Technique: both - oils on canvas, frames: wood hand-crafted and gold-plated old italian frames.
Measurements: each image w 14 1/2" x h 17 1/3" (37 x 44 cm); each framed w 21 1/4" x h 23 2/3" (54 x 60 cm)
Condition: in very good condition, canvases were professional relined.