"River Landscape Of The Roman Countryside, Paolo Anesi (rome 1697-1773) Attributable To"The painting presents a stylistic and compositional mark clearly adhering to the Roman culture of the 18th century and assimilable, in particular, with the works of Paolo Anesi (Rome 1697 - 1773).
Paolo Anesi (Rome 1697-1773), attributable to
River landscape of the Lazio countryside with villages and ruins of the Temple of Vesta
oil on canvas, 2nd half of the 18th century
(cm.) 73 x 99, with frame 89 x 114
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It is therefore an excellent example of his production, testifying to his role in 18th century Roman landscape painting. Anesi was in fact one of the most beloved artists of Grand Tour travelers, especially English, in addition to being in great demand to enrich the already important collections of the Capitol.
Stylistically, its stylistic imprint brilliantly combines the optical clarity of Van Wittel and Lint, with the tradition of the ideal landscape made famous by Van Bloemen.
A measured balance between real vision and invention is fully captured in our canvas, in which the characteristic flow at the margins of which the different characters are devoted to activities specific to the ideal repertoire of the landscape, makes its way into the balanced overlap of the possible shots.
The perched ruins help to identify the territory in which we find ourselves, to evoke the idea of the landscape that surrounds the city of Rome, with the Temple of Vesta.
The pleasant pictorial quality, enhanced by certain particular aspects of the artist, such as the softness of the drawing and the refined glazes, reproduces the atmospheric sensitivity of air drenched in light, evoking a delicate Arcadian emotion.
Anesi's most prestigious paintings are exhibited in as many Capitoline collections, including those of Villa Doria Pamphilj, Villa Chigi, Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Galleria Corsini and Galleria Pallavicini in Rome; while a series of four Roman landscapes are in the collection of the Diocesan Museum of Milan, as well as a group of eight paintings sent to Turin between 1731-1732, purchased by the Marquis d'Ormea through the ambassador from Sardinia to Rome.
The painting is in excellent condition, perfectly restored, accompanied by a pleasant golden frame.
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