A Caprice with a Ruined Arch

This invented ruined arch, with a suspended lantern, may be derived from those which form the arcade of the Doge's Palace in Venice. The arch appears in other works by Guardi. A drawing of this composition was formerly in the collection of Sir Robert Witt.

Key facts

Artist dates
1712 - 1793
Full title
A Caprice with a Ruined Arch
Date made
about 1775
Medium and support
Oil on wood
20.1 x 15.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery