Pandolfo Reschi (Danzig 1624-Florence 1699)
Deer hunting in forest landscape
Oil painting on canvas
Measurements 73 x 109 frame 93 x 130
Period: 2nd half of the 17th century
Provenance: Porro Milan Auction 6.6.2006 (see award)
Splendid large-scale painting depicting a deer hunt, set in a lush forest, with glimpses of intense blue sky on the right side and golden hues on the opposite side.
The foreground is animated by hunters on foot and on horseback who, with the help of dogs, hunt down a splendid specimen of deer.
In the background you can glimpse a hilltop village.
The composition is particularly engaging, very pleasant and bright and lends itself to easy placement.
The work is an important work by the Florentine Pandolfo Reschi, a great author of battles but also an excellent landscape painter capable of making his views lively by drawing from his favorite repertoire. In fact, his predisposition for depicting characters in excited movement, taken from the protagonists of his Battles, is evident in this canvas.
The elegant painting is in perfect condition complete with a beautiful carved and gilded frame.
Born in Gda?sk in Poland around 1640, Pandolf Reschi moved at a very young age first to Germany and then to Rome, where he soon assumed the Italianized name of Pandolfo Reschi.
From 1663 to 1666 he lived in a house with the painter Pieter Mulier, known as Cavalier Tempesta.
He trained under Salvator Rosa and above all together with Jacques Courtois known as Bergognone, specialized in the pictorial genre of battle.
Thus Reschi himself became a 'battalist' painter (Florence, Galleria Corsini), but he also dedicated himself to landscapes animated by figures, views and naturalistic themes.
Having arrived in Tuscany in the mid-1960s he settled in Florence, where he came into contact with Livio Mehus, of whom he became a student.
Through the Mehus, Pandolfo entered the court of the Medici grand dukes. He was protected in particular by Grand Prince Ferdinand and Cardinal Francesco Maria de' Medici, with whom he went to reside from 1680 onwards.
For the Riccardis he created the Four Elements depicting battle scenes (see Camp in a Storm, representing the Air; Philadelphia, Museum of Art). Furthermore, for the palace in Via Larga, together with Anton Domenico Gabbiani and Bartolomeo Bimbi, he painted the mirrors in the Gallery frescoed by Luca Giordano, depicting goats, doves and other birds (1691).
Various tempera landscapes (Landscape with waterfall, Rome, Palazzo Barberini) and watercolors (Rome, Gabinetto Nazionale delle Printe, Fondo Corsini; Florence, Biblioteca Marucelliana) date back to the last decade of the century. Reschi's works also entered the collections of Guadagno, Rinuccini and Corsini.
He died in Florence in 1696.
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