Michele Marieschi

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Coastal landscape (an example of a capriccio) by Marieschi, National Museum in Warsaw.

Michele Marieschi (1 December 1710 – 18 January 1744), also known as Michiel, was an Italian painter of landscapes and cityscapes (i.e., a vedutista) who painted his vedute, or views, mostly in Venice.

Biography[edit]

Less well-known than his famous contemporary vedutisti Canaletto and Francesco Guardi, he was the son of an engraver.[1] Prior to 1735, he was said to have been in Germany. Between 1735 and 1741 he was registered in the Venetian Fraglia de' Pittori, or painters' guild. One of Marieschi's sponsors at his wedding was Gaspare Diziani. Although he initially produced capricci (or fanciful paintings), he later went on to paint realistic vedute. One of his patrons was the noted collector Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg, who bought at least two canvases from the painter for 50 and 55 gold sequins respectively. Marieschi published a set of engravings of Venice, entitled Magnificentiores Selectioresque Urbis Venetiarum Prospectus, that represents his only work of certain attribution. It contains a portrait by Angelo Trevisani.

References[edit]

  1. ^ J.G. Links, p 55

Sources[edit]

  • Wittkower, Rudolf (1993). Art and Architecture Italy, 1600-1750. Penguin Books. p. 501. 
  • Links, J. G. (1977). Canaletto and his Patrons. London: Paul Elek. pp. 55–56. 
  • Mauroner, Fabio (April 1940). "Michiel Marieschi with Catalogue of the Etchings". The Print Collector’s Quarterly 27 (2): 179. 

External links[edit]

  • Biography
  • www.artistarchive.com A catalogue of the 21 plates from Magnificentiores Selectioresque Urbis Venetiarum Prospectus.
  • Canaletto, a full text exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which contains material on Marieschi