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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 58

    Giacomo Guardi (Venice 1764-1825)

    Two views of San Giorgio in Alga

    Price Realised  

    Giacomo Guardi (Venice 1764-1825)
    Two views of San Giorgio in Alga
    bodycolor
    4½ x 7 3/8 in. (105 x 188 mm.)(a pair) (2)


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    San Giorgio in Alga is an island between the Giudecca and Fusina. A Benedictine monastery was founded there in 1000 AD but was destroyed by fire in the eighteenth century. At the end of the eighteenth century it became the location for a prison.