GUARDI, Giacomo
(b. 1764, Venezia, d. 1835, Venezia)

Landscape in the Environs of Venice

Oil on canvas, 17 x 23 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

This painting belongs to a series of twelve pieces in the Budapest museum. The small pictures representing islands in the environs of Venice were formerly attributed to Francesco Guardi. Though the style and treatment of these pictures are fresh and airy, their quality falls far behind the standard of Francesco Guardi's works. The drawings and pictures of his son and imitator, Giacomo, are closest to the Budapest series which experts lately ranged unanimously among the oeuvre of the younger master.