In Marco's ruin paintings, whether in oil or tempera, the same motifs, ruins and sculptures reappear. They are populated by contemporary characters going about their everyday lives, on a small scale compared to their surroundings. In the central part of this painting, ruins of an ancient temple with several sculptures and figures of people. In the distance rises the cathedral, in form resembling the church of St..
Such paintings, as a reminder to contemporaries of the insignificance of all earthly. The once great structures and creations of man are destroyed and turned into dust, under the influence of time and circumstances. Creation period: Italian, early 18th century. Motive and style: Italianate landscape with ancient romanruins, Baroque capriccio.
Inscriptions: Signed with initials on the round column fragment (marked w red arrow). Technique: Oil painting on wood panel, nice (perhaps contemporary) frame. Size frame: 45 x 137 cm (roughly 17,7 x 53,9 in), frame 62 x 156,5 cm (roughly 24,5 x61,6 in). Very good, losses to frame, cleaning done. Please study good resolution images for precise cosmetic condition.
Marco Ricci (1676 1730) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period. He was born at Belluno and received his first instruction in art from his uncle, Sebastiano Ricci, likely in Milan in 16946. He left for Venice with his uncle in 1696, but had to flee the city after killing a gondolier. He visited Rome, where he was for some time occupied in painting perspective views.
In 17067, he worked with his uncle on the decoration of the Sala d'Ercole in the Palazzo Fenzi, located in Florence. Ricci's propensity for collaboration with other artists makes his early style difficult to trace, but it is generally agreed that his influences included Claude Lorrain, Gaspard Dughet, and Salvator Rosa, along with a naturalistic style of landscape painting practiced in the Veneto in the 17th and early 18th centuries. Our store is located in the beautiful city of Stockholm. Useful to mention that we are trying to acquire wonderful art and antiques throughout Scandinavia.We own all necessary equipment for making firm and reliable packaging. We do appreciate your questions and inquiries, concerns and ideas! We cordially thank you for your time and wish you good luck in winning these auctions! The item "Antique 18C Italian Baroque oil painting on canvas Ancient Roman Ruins" is in sale since Tuesday, March 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "scandinaviantique" and is located in Stockholm. This item can be shipped worldwide.