Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Capriccio with Figures in a LandscapeMade in Italy, Europe
Marco Ricci, Italian (active Venice, Veneto, Rome, and England) 1676 - 1730
Opaque watercolor with gold paint decoration on fan-shaped parchment (animal skin), mounted down
Currently not on view
1986-132-1Purchased with the Alice Newton Osborn Fund and the J. Stogdell Stokes Fund, 1986
LabelThis poetic drawing is one of many that Marco Ricci executed in the last decade of his career, when he worked extensively in opaque watercolor on parchment. Ricci's aptitude for delicate atmospheric effects is evident in the softly diffused lighting of the background and the reflections in the water.