Francesco Guardi

Paintings

Francesco Guardi

Paintings

Also known as Fr. Guardi; François Guardi; Garde, Francesco; Gardi, Francesco; Gardis, Francesco; Gauda, Francesco; Guada, Francesco; Guarde, Francesco; Guardet, Francesco

Nationality: Italian

Birth Place: Venice (Venezia province, Veneto, Italy)

Biography:
Francesco Guardi was a Venetian view painter in the 18th century. He was born in 1712 and his father Domenico and brothers Gianantonio and Niccolo were also painters. Francesco worked alongside his brother Gianantonio who took over the family workshop after Domenico died in 1716. During this time he was painting landscapes and figurative work, but it is not always known which of the paintings from this time were created by him or his brothers. Likely they contributed to the work together. Francesco and his brothers were some of the last practitioners of the Venetian school of painting. After the death of Gianantonio, Francesco turned to view painting or Veduta. Francesco’s early work shows heavy influence by Caneletto and he would go on to become the main painter of views of Venice after Caneletto. The Grand Canal with Palazzo Pesaro which is estimated to have been painted between 1755 and 1760 is a good example of his work in this time. Later in life he pulls away from Caneletto and emphasized mood and tone of his scenes instead of rigid accuracy. He did not obtain success in his lifetime and died poor as most buyers of view paintings were tourists looking for a scene more like a photograph. In his painting “A Caprice with a Ruined Arch,” he imagines an arch on a Venetian landscape. During this time he paints many Capricci which are whimsical or imaginary scenes. His work gained attention in the 20th century, and he is widely celebrated by French Impressionists.


 

Francesco Guardi Original Art Values Sold at Auction

ItemRealized
Circle of FRANCESCO GUARDI (formerly called LUCA CARLEVARIJS) (Italian 1712 - c. 1793) View of the Grand Canal, Venice w...
Circle of FRANCESCO GUARDI (formerly called LUCA CARLEVARIJS) (Italian 1712 - c. 1793)View of the Grand Canal, Venice wi...
Lot 25004
Auction 638
Friday, November 10, 2006
$478,000.00
Circle of FRANCESCO GUARDI (Italian 1712- c.1793) Venice, a view of the Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge Oil on canva...
Circle of FRANCESCO GUARDI (Italian 1712- c.1793)Venice, a view of the Grand Canal and the Rialto BridgeOil on canva...
Lot 23024
Auction 656
Friday, December 7, 2007
$17,208.00
Manner of FRANCESCO GUARDI (Italian, 1712-1793) View of San Giorgio Maggiore, 19th Century Oil on canvas 10-1/4 x 15
Manner of FRANCESCO GUARDI (Italian, 1712-1793)View of San Giorgio Maggiore, 19th CenturyOil on canvas10-1/4 x 15 ...
Lot 63184
Auction 5017
Friday, May 8, 2009
$2,987.50
Manner of FRANCESCO GUARDI (Italian, 1712-1793) Venice, The Rialto Bridge, 19th Century Oil on canvas 12-1/2 x 16-1/2
Manner of FRANCESCO GUARDI (Italian, 1712-1793)Venice, The Rialto Bridge, 19th CenturyOil on canvas12-1/2 x 16-1/2...
Lot 63183
Auction 5017
Friday, May 8, 2009
$2,629.00
Manner of FRANCESCO GUARDI (Italian, 1712-1793) Venice, The Rialto, 19th Century Oil on canvas 12 x 18 inches (30.5 x
Manner of FRANCESCO GUARDI (Italian, 1712-1793)Venice, The Rialto, 19th CenturyOil on canvas12 x 18 inches (30.5 x...
Lot 63185
Auction 5017
Friday, May 8, 2009
$2,390.00

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