This painting is part of the group: Two Caprices of Ancient Ruins

This painting and another 'Ruin Caprice' are pendants. Both scenes are invented, but they are intended to give the impression that they are set in the Venetian Lagoon.

In the past they have been catalogued as the work of Guardi, but they are now accepted as 19th-century imitations.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1712 - 1793
Full title
A Ruin Caprice
Group
Date made
19th century
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
13.4 x 19.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Lady Lindsay, 1912
Inventory number
NG2904
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Two Caprices of Ancient Ruins

Painting
Imitator of Francesco Guardi
19th century
Imitator of Francesco Guardi: 'A Ruin Caprice'