(b. 1663,. Udine, d. 1730, Venezia)


c. 1690
Oil on canvas, 184 x 340 cm
Ca' Zenobio, Venice

This marine view clearly shows Carlevaris's debt to the coastal painting of Dutchman Pieter Mulier, better known as Il Tempesta, who worked in Venice.

Carlevaris was born in Udine, the son of a painter, sculptor and architect. After being orphaned as a young boy, he moved in 1679 to Venice with his sister. While scholars have presumed a visit to Rome in his youth, this is undocumented and it is far more likely that he remained in Venice and its environs. Nevertheless, his early works do show some knowledge of the Bamboccianti, perhaps through the art of Pieter Mulier and Johann Anton Eismann, both of whom were in Venice during the last quarter of the 17th century.