Pair 19th Century Framed Oil on Canvas Venetian Scene Painting Signed Zanetti
Bring memories of your travels abroad home with this elegant pair of 19th century Venetian paintings. Painted in Italy circa 1870, each painting is set inside a blackened frame with gilt accents, and depicts a famous Venice landmark. One painting illustrates the iconic Rialto Bridge, the other shows the luxurious Doge’s Palace. Both art works are signed by the artist Zanetti and exhibit beautiful architectural and atmospheric details throughout the buildings, space, people and gondolas.
The Rialto Bridge is the oldest of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. Connecting the sestieri (districts) of San MarCo and San Polo, it has been rebuilt several times since its first construction as a pontoon bridge in the 12th century, and is now a significant tourist attraction in the city.
The Doge’s Palace is a palace built in Venetian Gothic style, and one of the main landmarks of the city of Venice in northern Italy. The palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Venetian Republic, opening as a museum in 1923. Today, it is one of the 11 museums run by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia.
Antonio Zanetti (1754 – May 23, 1812) was an Italian painter. He was born in Casalmaggiore, and there a pupil of the Abbot Francesco Chiozzi. Zanetti worked in the Ducal Villa at Sala, belonging to Maria Amalia, Duchess of Parma, wife of Ferdinand, Duke of Parma. He painted in the Oratory of ‘’la Cappelletta’’, in the chapel of St Joseph in Santa Croce of Casalmaggiore, and in the Casa Cavalli, and Casa Bolzoni. Zanetti also painted the entry to the library in the Convent of San Francesco. It is not clear that he is related to either Antonio Maria Zanetti the elder or the younger, the famed Venetian engraver and art historian respectively. Measures: 15.5″ W x 19.5″ H.
|Dimensions||15.5" W x 19.5" H|
Late 19th Century