Francesco Guardi art links 


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Francesco Guardi: The Departure of the Bucentaur Towards the Lido, ca.1768
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Francesco Guardi

[Italian Rococo Era Painter, 1712-ca.1793]

• Relationships: Father of Giacomo Guardi.
Brother of Gian Antonio Guardi.
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Landscapes.
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteAlte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteBirmingham Museums & Art Gallery, UK
Venice - Santa Maria delle Salute and the Dogma

Notable SiteFrancesco Guardi at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
View of Dolo on the Brenta, 1774/76

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Landscape, ca.1780
View of the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, 1765-75
Banquet in Honour of the Visit of Tsesarevich Pavel Petrovich to Venice, 1782
Venetian Capriccio: View of a Square and a Palace, 1775-80

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Triumphal Arch on the Embankment, pen and ink

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
3 works online by Guardi

Notable SiteKress Foundation Collection
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3 paintings online in high resolution

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Notable SiteLiechtenstein Museum, Vienna
St. Mark's Square in Venice with the Clocktower, 1770s (Zoom)

Notable SiteFrancesco Guardi at the Louvre Museum, Paris
The Doge in the Bucentaur at San Nicolo di Lido on Ascension Day, ca.1775-80

Notable SiteFrancesco Guardi at the Louvre Museum, Paris
View of the Piazzetta, from the Steps of the San Marco Basilica, pen and ink drawing, 1750-60

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris
3 paintings

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  

Notable SiteFrancesco Guardi at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteFrancesco Guardi at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
8 works by Francesco Guardi

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa  

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SiteFrancesco Guardi at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Great scans of Rijksmuseum paintings, from the 'Memory of the Netherlands' project

Notable SiteRijksmuseum Research Database, Amsterdam (in Dutch)  
3 works by Francesco Guardi online

Akademie der Bildenden Künst, Vienna (in German)  

Akademie der Bildenden Künst, Vienna (in German)  

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
Caprice with Ruins of an Arch and a Villa in the Background

Ca' Rezzonico - Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Venice (in Italian)  
Madonna vestita

Ca' Rezzonico - Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Venice (in Italian)  
Insegna dell'Arte dei Coroneri, 1750

Ca' Rezzonico - Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Venice (in Italian)  
Cristo nell'orto di Getzemani, 1760-70

Ca' Rezzonico - Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Venice (in Italian)  
2 paintings online

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina
View of Grand Canal with the Dogana

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
19 works by or related to the artist

Drawings from the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan

E.G. Bührle Collection, Zurich
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Bacino di San Marco, 1780-90

Fondation Bemberg Museum, Toulouse, France
La punta della Dogana

Frick Collection, New York City
Regatta in Venice, ca.1770
View of Venice

Galleria G. Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro, Venice (in Italian)  
La piazzetta verso S. Giorgio
Il molo verso la Salute

Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice (mostly in Italian)  
Il bacino di San Marco con San Giorgio e la Giudecca

Gallerie di Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Vicenza, Italy
3 of the works displayed are by Francesco Guardi

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Holburne Museum of Art, Bath, England
Coast Scene

Hood Museum of Art, New Hampshire

Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington - Provenance Research Project

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Venice Viewed from the Bacino

Francesco Guardi in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
View up the Grand Canal Toward the Rialto, ca.1785

Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, France
Le Pont du Rialto a Venise

Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, France
Vue du Grand Canal de Venise

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, France (in French)  
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Museo Correr, Venice (in Italian)  
San Vincenzo Ferrer

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (in Spanish)  

Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan, Italy

Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
The Feast of Ascension in the Piazza San Marco

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
View of San Giorgio Maggiore, ca.1755

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
2 works online

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Roman Ruins Near the Lagoon, ca.1765-75

Oglethorpe University Museum, Georgia

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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3 works by Francesco Guardi online

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
Venetian Courtyard

Ringling Museum of Art, Florida
Abundance, 1740s
Hope, 1740s

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  

San Diego Museum of Art, California
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State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

The Wallace Collection, London, UK
8 paintings online

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
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Virtual Uffizi

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

Art Market:
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Artarchiv Sample Artist Signatures
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Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteFrancesco Guardi in the Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteArtcyclopedia
Masterscan feature: Nighttime Procession in Piazza San Marco, Venice

Notable SiteCGFA  

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project   NEW!
View of the Giudecca Canal and the Zattere (Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza, Madrid)

Notable SiteWeb Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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California State University WorldImages Database  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

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Miscellaneous Sites:
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The Northern Lights Route
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Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Francesco Guardi  
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Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

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Departure of the Bucentaur (detail)
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The Gondola on The Lagoon
The Gondola on The Lagoon

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The Doge in The Shrove Tuesday Festival, Venice (detail)
The Doge in The Shrove Tuesday Festival, Venice (detail)

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View of the Grand Canal, Brera
View of the Grand Canal, Brera

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Coronation of the Doge of Venice
Coronation of the Doge of Venice

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