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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi Volume II Session II

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 307

    Attributed to Carlo Grubacs (active Venice 1840-1870)

    Caffé Florian, San Marco, Venezia

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Attributed to Carlo Grubacs (active Venice 1840-1870)
    Caffé Florian, San Marco, Venezia
    oil on panel
    4½ x 7 in. (11.4 x 17.8 cm.)


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    Opened in 1770, Caffé Florian was frequented by the diarist Casanova and the sculptor Canova, who it is said carved a model of Floriano's gout-stricken foot to save him the pain of being measured for a new pair of shoes. In the 19th Century, Florian's continued to attract Venice's most distinguished visitors including Byron, Marcel Proust and Henry James who described it in the Aspen Papers.

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    Provenance

    With Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, London.