Capriccio with Figures in a Landscape

Marco Ricci, Italian (active Venice, Veneto, Rome, and England) 1676 - 1730

Made in Italy, Europe

c. 1720-1730

Opaque watercolor with gold metallic paint on parchment mounted on paper

Sheet: 9 15/16 x 20 5/16 inches (25.3 x 51.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

* Gallery 121, Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, first floor (Korman Gallery)

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Purchased with the Alice Newton Osborn Fund and the J. Stogdell Stokes Fund, 1986

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This 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.

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