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Details of gondola on a Venice canal
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Herds terrified by a storm

c. 1727

RCIN 991129

Blue paper was particularly associated with drawings by Venetian artists from the sixteenth century. Marco Ricci used the paper’s mid-tone to add both darker wash and white highlights to this stormy scene. Such atmospheric effects are often seen in his paintings.

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