This antique Italian 18th century oil on glass landscape is painted in the manner of Andrea Urbani, the Venetian painter and scenographer who joined the school of those Venetian artists influenced and inspired by the art of Gian Battista Tiepolo.
This romantic rectangular oil painting on glass features a rural landscape view with green mountains, a village with little houses with red roofs and luxuriant leafy trees all around, behind this relaxing scenery a light blue cloudy sky is represented.
The art of painting on glass is quite tricky as the painter make his work of art on “reverse”, painting on the back of the support and not directly on the visible side of it, as is the case with paintings on canvas.
The present work of art falls into genre that describe delicate and capricious rural views.
The artist mixed reality and fantastic fiction with elegance and perspective rigor just like a theater set designer would.
This painting on glass has narrow proportion but is extremely detailed and very well executed. The main landscape’s scene has an oval layout framed by a golden painted thread while the glass’ edges are painted in a pleasant light grey color.
This landscape is housed in a faux red marble lacquered wood frame with white and black accents.
Antique thin glass in perfect condition, bright, stable and saturated colors, no cracks on glass, minor wear on lacquer wood frame due to age and use.
We can provide a quote for a professional restoration of the lacquer wood frame upon request.
Measures: Width 41 cm, Height 30 cm, Depth 3 cm