11 July 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 8,125
Estimate GBP 7,000 - GBP 10,000
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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