Landscape with fishermen
Oil on canvas, 83,5 x 63cm.
Antique frame from the 17th century.
We date this work from the beginning of Marco Ricci's career, around 1700, when he was still influenced by painters such as Salvator Rosa, Magnasco or Peruzzini with whom he collaborated.
This influence can be seen in his lively, richly textured brushstrokes, which are sometimes tormented, such as the one used by the artist to paint the sky in blue-grey tones.
The sky and clouds are treated with an unusual, comma-shaped, quickly brushed touch, sometimes found in his engravings from the beginning of his career.
These tormented landscapes with imposing, twisted trees, sometimes uprooted or torn by successive storms, are characteristic of Neapolitan Baroque landscape painters of the early 18th century.