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    Sale 5431

    Old Master & British Pictures

    11 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 220

    Attributed to Gabriele Bella (Venice, 1730-1799)

    The church of San Pietro di Castello, Venice, with the arrival of the Patriarch

    Price Realised  

    Attributed to Gabriele Bella (Venice, 1730-1799)
    The church of San Pietro di Castello, Venice, with the arrival of the Patriarch
    oil on canvas
    13 x 18¾ in. (33 x 47.6 cm.)


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    Bella is best known for his remarkable series of canvases of Venetian festivals and ceremonies in the Palazzo Querini-Stampalia. Unlike more familiar vedutiste he seems to have worked for local patrons with a particular interest in such events.

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