As a view painter, Marieschi was influenced by his fellow Venetian, Canaletto. The picture, with its pendant 'Buildings and Figures near a River with Rapids', is intended as a decorative landscape and the scene represented is a fanciful invention. Both paintings can be dated towards the end of the artist's short life.
1710 - 1743
Buildings and Figures near a River with Shipping
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
60.7 x 91.8 cm
Bequeathed by the Misses Cohen as part of the John Samuel collection, 1906
Location in Gallery