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View Of St Marks Square, Venice : The Master Of The Langmatt Foundation Views


  • This impressive Venetian oil on canvas depicts the world-famous Piazza San Marco filled with elegant people and the 11th-century Basilica San Marco in the background
  • This is a classic genre of Italian painting – La Veduta. Popularised by Canaletto in both Venice and Rome
  • The Master Of The Langmatt Foundation Views is an artist whose work is recognized through the collection of 13 works held at Swiss Langmatt Foundation in Baden.
  • The artist is believed to be Apollonio Domenichini, who joined the Fraglia (Guild) of Venetian painters in 1757. Through his contact Giuseppe Maria Sasso the artist supplied a large number of his architectural vedute to the English collector John Strange. No known works are signed.
  • The artist perfectly captures the scene with the full breadth of the Piazza San Marco spanning the full width of the canvas, creating a sense of immense scale. Numerous elegantly dressed and masked figures interact in multiple meetings with a larger gathering in the centre.

Dimensions: Canvas 110x70cms (43.25 x 27.5ins), Framed 124cmsx84cms

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Italy, 1760

Apollonio Domenichini, alternatively referred to as the Maestro Della Fondazione Langmatt, or Menichini or il Menichino (Venice, 1715 – c.1770) was an Italian painter of vedute, active in Venice, Italy, between 1740 and 1770.

He was a pupil of Luca Carlevarijs and Johan Richter. He is best known for his pictorial representations of views of Venice and its surroundings. His name is recorded in the records of the ‘fraglia’ or guild of Venetian painters in 1757, and it often appears as the painter of many works sent by the art dealer Giovanni Maria Sasso to the English minister John Strange in the second half of the eighteenth century.

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