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Alessio de MARCHIS ( 1684 - 1749 ) View of Ariccia
Ref : 110946
5 000 €
Period :
18th century
Artist :
Alessio de MARCHIS ( 1684 – 1749 )
Provenance :
Medium :
Black stone and grey ink wash
Dimensions :
l. 5.51 inch X H. 10.63 inch
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Alessio de MARCHIS ( 1684 - 1749 ) View of Ariccia

View of Ariccia
Alessio de MARCHIS (Naples, 1684 - Perugia, 1749 )

Black stone and gray ink wash
270 x 140 mm

Provenance :
Private collection

Comparative bibliography:
Marco Chiarini, "Alessio de Marchis as a Draughtsman", in Master Drawings, vol. 5, no. 3, 1967, pp. 289-291
Andrea Emiliani, Alessio de Marchis e la sua bottega. L'esilio artistico urbinate di Alessio Pauciollo, 1992

Originally from Naples, Alessio de Marchis was trained in Salvator Rosa's circle. As a young man, he worked as a landscape painter in Rome for the Albani and Ruspoli families. Thrown into prison for causing a fire in order to study its pictorial effects, he was rescued by Cardinal Albani, nephew of Pope Clement XI, who moved him to the provinces, where he continued his work as a landscape painter. Unfortunately, this meant that he was unjustly sheltered from the great tourists who came to visit Rome, and consequently from a certain well-deserved fame. The artist developed a highly personal and recognizable style, notably in his use of gray or brown washes contrasting with areas left in reserve, in the manner of certain Nordic painters such as Jacob van der Ulft or van der Cabel. He left us a considerable number of views of Rome and its surroundings, of which this is a typical example.

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