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Ascanio Luciano
Lot No. 563 
Ascanio Luciano

Ascanio Luciano

(Naples 1621–1706)
Palatial Architecture with Figures,
oil on canvas, 93.5 x 121 cm, framed

D. R. Marshall, “Viviano and Niccolo Codazzi and the Baroque Architectural Fantasy”, Milan 1993, p. 451, ill. AL13.

The present composition is an example of Ascanio Luciano’s repertoire of forms and his comprehensive understanding of perspective. His skill for architectural painting is exhibited by the depiction of pictorial space. In the right foreground of the present painitng the palace portico is carried by a Corinthian column, and behind stretches a loggia, a row of cypresses closes the picture to the left creating a skillfuly increased sense of spatial depth. The foreground is enlivened with rich elegant figures. and their treatment displays the influence of Domenico Gargiulo.

Ascanio Luciano, also known as Pseudo-Codazzi, was primarily known as an architectural painter. He was probably a pupil of Codazzi who was resident in Naples between 1634 and 1647-8. In 1665 Luciano is documented as a member of the Corporazione dei Pittori Napoletani. He died in Naples in 1706.

Specialist: Mark MacDonnell

Ascanio Luciano
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  • realized price**
    EUR 36,900
    USD 42,500
  • estimate
    EUR 30,000 to 40,000
    USD 34,500 to 46,000

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Old Master Paintings
Date: 17.04.2013, 17:00
Location: Palais Dorotheum Vienna
Exhibition: 06.04. - 17.04.2013

**Purchase price incl. all charges, commissions and taxes

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