A view of a waterway with a ruined structure on a small promentory and surrounded by various figures, enclosed in a central escutcheon with assymetrical side panels.


  • Title: Decorative Cartouche with a Landscape
  • Creator: Francesco Guardi
  • Date Created: ca. 1770
  • Physical Dimensions: w686 x h419 cm
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Bequest of Erskine Hewitt
  • Medium: Pen and black ink, brush and watercolor, black chalk traces on white laid paper
  • Provenance: Unknown English (?) collection (sale, lot 22, according to indications on verso of drawing); George Guy, Fourth Earl of Warwick (Lugt 2600) (sale London, Christie's, 17 July 1896, lot no. 164), as Francesco GuardiRaimundo De MadrazoMiss Sarah Hewitt
  • Paper Support: White laid paper
  • Markings: Stamps: Lower right corner, George Guy, Fourth Earl of Warwick (Lugt 2600)
  • Exhibitions: London, England - The Royal Academy, The Glory of Venice: Art in the Eighteenth Century, September 15, 1994 - April 23, 1995.Cologne, Germany- Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Idee und Anspruch der Architektur, December 14, 1979 - January 27, 1980.Los Angeles, CA- Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Old Master Drawings from American Collections, April 29 - June 13, 1974.Brooklyn, NY- The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Art of Decoration: Drawings and Objects from the Collection of Cooper-Hewitt , December 18, 1973 - February 3, 1974.London, England- Victoria and Albert Museum, An American Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, June 13 - August 12, 1973.New York, NY- Metropolitan Museum of Art, Drawings from New York Collections: The 18th Century in Italy, January 30 - March 21, 1971.Washington, D.C.- Smithsonian Institution, NCFA (NMAA), Treasures from the Cooper-Union Museum, July 13 - September 24, 1967.Venice, Italy- Direzione Belle Arti, Mostra dei Guardi, June 5 - October 10, 1965.New York, NY - CUM. "Five Centuries of Drawing." The Cooper Union Centennial Exhibition. Selected and arranged by The Cooper Union Museum, organized by The American Federation of Arts. November 11, 1959 - November 11, 1961.Baltimore, MD- Baltimore Museum of Art, Age of Elegance: The Rococo and Its Effect, April 25 - June 14, 1959.Boston, MA- Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Master Drawings of Venice, January 22-March, 2, 1958.
  • Dimensions: 41.9 x 68.6cm (16 1/2 x 27 in.)

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