Capriccio with Figures in a Landscape

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

Geography:
Made in Italy, Europe

Date:
c. 1720-30

Medium:
Opaque watercolor with gold paint decoration on fan-shaped parchment (animal skin), mounted down

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

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1986-132-1

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

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Label:
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.