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    Sale 11936

    Old Masters: Part II

    14 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 329

    Follower of Giovanni Antonio Canal, il Canaletto

    Venice: the Grand Canal with the Church of Santa Maria della Salute, along the Riva degli Schiavoni

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    Follower of Giovanni Antonio Canal, il Canaletto
    Venice: the Grand Canal with the Church of Santa Maria della Salute, along the Riva degli Schiavoni
    oil on canvas
    24 ¼ x 38 3/8 in. (61.6 x 97.5 cm.)


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    To the right is the church of Santa Maria della Salute with the Seminario adjoining and the Dogana beyond. To the left can be seen part of the Zecca and the Libreria, the Doge's Palace with the Column of Saint Mark, the Prisons and, along the Riva, the Pietà. Canaletto's prime version of this composition is in the Royal Collection, Windsor Castle.

    Provenance

    F. Talyor, Hollywood.
    Mrs. Marion Balderston, Pasadena.
    Mr. John Balderston, Irvine, by whom gifted to
    The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, sold to benefit the art acquisitions fund