Michele Marieschi (Venice 1710–1743)
An author of Venetian cityscapes, landscapes from the surroundings and more or less invented ‘capricci’ with natural and architectural elements. He may have been a pupil of Gaspare Diziani but evidently has been profoundly influenced by Canaletto. His fully autograph topographical views of Venice and surroundings are very beautiful and are part of the best of the Venetian ‘veduta’ tradition. He has a rather characteristic paint surface, with visible brush strokes. His really autograph paintings are rare, also because he did not live long. Marieschi uses often assistants, especially in his ‘capricci’, like Francesco Simonini who became later a painter in his own right. His influence was also spread through a series of prints of high quality (Magnificentiores Selectioresque Urbis Venetiarum Prospectus), often used as the basis for compositions by his followers. His best noted pupil is Francesco Albotto (Venice 1721 – 1757) who even married his widow and then took over his workshop.
Art valuations - Michele Marieschi (Venice 1710–1743)
Marieschi’s Venetian views, - taken in due account their size, conservation and subject, bring between € 200 000 – 600 000. As with Canaletto, the ones with a canal or bay are worth more as those without any water.
The ‘Capricci’, when of good quality and with limited support of his workshop are worth between € 60 – 150 000
Bigli Art Broker, artworks by Michele Marieschi (Venice 1710–1743)
Architectural capriccio in the Venetian 'laguna'.
Venice, Ca' Corner della Regina (sold)
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