"Rialto, Venezia" by Francesco Lazzaro Guardi
Oil on panel, signed
10.25" x 9.25" including the frame.
Works in many major museum collections.
Francesco Guardi, one of the outstanding Venetian landscape painters of the Rococo period.
Francesco and his brother Nicolò (1715-86) were trained under their elder brother, Giovanni Antonio Guardi. Their sister Cecilia married Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. By 1731 the brothers are recorded as collaborating in a bottega, half-studio and half-shop.