Landscape with Figures by Classical Ruins
Giovanni Battista Cimaroli (Salò 1687 - Venice 1771)
Oil painting on canvas, Landscape with Figures by Classical Ruins by Giovanni Battista Cimaroli (Salò 1687 - Venice 1771). Landscape depicting an Italianate wooded river landscape with figures by classical ruins, a pendant to KED/P/144. Cimaroli was for many English collectors in the 18th century a terra firma equivalent of Canaletto, and was chiefly prized for the decorative effect of his landscapes.
Recorded in the Principal Dressing Room by 1770; and thence by descent until gifted to the National Trust in 1986 by Francis Curzon, 3rd Viscount Scarsdale (1924-2000).
Kedleston Hall, The Scarsdale Collection (acquired with the help of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and transferred to The National Trust in 1987)
Marks and inscriptions
label - painted - bottom of frame - black text on gold - G. CIMAROLI
Makers and roles
Giovanni Battista Cimaroli (Salò 1687 - Venice 1771), artist