Gianantonio Guardi
Alexander the great by the body of the persian king Darius. 1740-s

This is a free interpretation of a composition by the 17th-century Genoese artist, Giambattista Langetti (private collection, Genoa). In the 19th-century it was considered a work of Antonio Tempesta; in the Pushkin Museum it was held to be a work by Giuseppe Bazzani and was later attributed to Francesco Guardi (attribution by V.N. Lazarev). Modern critics are unanimous in their belief that the Moscow picture and works similar to it should be linked with the work of Gianantonio Guardi.

About restoration
Go to the full description on "Italian painting in VIII-XX centuries" catalogue.