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    Sale 11973

    Old Master and British Paintings Evening Sale

    7 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 39

    Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712-1793)

    The Piazzetta, Venice, with the Doge’s Palace and the Libreria, San Giorgio Maggiore beyond

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    Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712-1793)
    The Piazzetta, Venice, with the Doge’s Palace and the Libreria, San Giorgio Maggiore beyond
    oil on canvas
    13 ½ x 18 1/8 in. (34.4 x 45.8 cm.)


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    For a note on this picture, please see lot 38.

    Provenance

    Alfred Beit (1853-1906), 26 Park Lane, London, by 1904, and by inheritance to his brother,
    Sir Otto Beit, 1st Bt. (1865-1930), and by descent to his son,
    Sir Alfred Lane Beit, 2nd Bt. (1903-1994), Russborough, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Alfred Beit Foundation (Lots ***)


    Literature

    G.A. Simonson, Francesco Guardi: 1712-1793, London, 1904, p. 89, no. 88.
    W. von Bode, The Art Collection of Mr. Alfred Beit at his Residence 26 Park Lane, London, Berlin, 1904, pp. 27 and 51.
    W. von Bode, Catalogue of the collection of pictures and bronzes in the possession of Mr. Otto Beit, London, 1913, pp. 35 and 96, no. 122.
    F.J.B. Watson, ‘The Collections of Sir Alfred Beit: 1’, The Connoisseur, CXLV, April 1960, p. 161.
    A. Morassi, Guardi, I dipinti, Venice, 1975, I, p. 381, no. 375.