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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 56

    Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712-1793)

    Studies of figures (on two joined sheets)

    Price Realised  

    Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712-1793)
    Studies of figures (on two joined sheets)
    with signature 'fco Guardi' (on the verso of each sheet)
    pen and brown ink, brown wash heightened with white on faded blue paper
    4¼ x 9¾ in. (110 x 246 mm.)


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    Provenance

    E. Desperet (L. 721).
    William H. Crocker (1861-1937), Burlingame, California; thence by descent to his son
    Charles Crocker (1904-61), San Francisco; thence by descent to the present owners.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE DESCENDENTS OF WILLIAM H. CROCKER (LOTS 38, 45, 47-53, 56, 71 AND 89)


    Exhibited

    On loan to the San Francisco Museum of Art, 1935-36.