ATTRIBUTED TO GIOVANNI GHISOLFI (MILAN 1632-1683)
A PAIR OF ARCHITECTURAL CAPRICCI
One landscape with ruins and figures in discourse depicted in the day time, and one landscape with religious figures and farm animals being herded in the evening.
Oil on canvas in contemporary handmade painted frames.
Italy, mid 17th century.
Giovanni Ghisolfi was one of the most eminent and influential veduta painters of the mid-late Baroque period in Italy. After training under his uncle in Milan, he travelled to Rome at the age of 17 to perfect his talent for painting and architectural capricci. His reputation today rests on just such scenes of Roman landscapes, ruins and imaginative figures, which anticipated the style of Giovanni Battista Panini in the following century. They would garner renewed interest with the rise of Neoclassicism in the mid-late 18th century.
HEIGHT: 103 cm (40½”) WIDTH: 133 cm (52¼”)
HEIGHT: 101 cm (39¾”) WIDTH: 135 cm (53½”)