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    Sale 7633

    Old Master & British Pictures (Day Sale)

    3 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 189

    Follower of Giovanni Antonio Canal, il Canaletto

    The entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice, looking east, with the Church of Santa Maria della Salute and the Bucintoro moored at the Riva degli Schiavoni, the Mint, the Library and the Ducal Palace beyond

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    Follower of Giovanni Antonio Canal, il Canaletto
    The entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice, looking east, with the Church of Santa Maria della Salute and the Bucintoro moored at the Riva degli Schiavoni, the Mint, the Library and the Ducal Palace beyond
    oil on canvas
    29 7/8 x 50½ in. (73.5 x 128.2 cm.)


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    Each year on 21 November, the feast of the Presentation of the Virgin, the Doge of Venice made a state visit to Santa Maria della Salute to renew the thanks of the City to the Virgin for their deliverance from the plague of 1630. A bridge of boats was thrown across the Grand Canal for the occasion.

    This composition would appear to be based on Canaletto's Ingresso al Canal Grande (A. Corborz, Canaletto: Una Venezia Immaginaria, Milan, 1985, II, p. 623, no. P191, illustrated).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    ,THE PROPERTY OF A DECEASED ESTATE (LOTS 24, 188-193)