GUARDI, Francesco
(b. 1712, Venezia, d. 1793, Venezia)

Town with a Bridge

c. 1750
Oil on canvas, 30 x 53 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

This small, loosely brushed work is a good example of Guardi's 'capricci." These imaginary scenes sold very well to Venetian buyers, who in many cases appreciated the artist's inventiveness more than Canaletto's more topographical paintings.