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Evidently commissioned through Joseph Smith (c. 1674-1770) by Thomas
Brand (c. 1717-1770), The Hoo, Kimpton, Hertfordshire; and by descent
at The Hoo through his son, Thomas Brand (1749-1794), husband of Gertrude Roper, Baroness Dacre jure suae (d. 1819), to their son, Thomas,
20th Baron Dacre (1774-1851).
His younger brother, General Henry Otway Brand Trevor, 21st Baron Dacre (1777-1853), and by descent through his son, Thomas Crosbie William
Trevor, 22nd Baron Dacre (1808-1860), at The Hoo circa 1938, and
subsequently at Millcourt, Alton, Hampshire.
Please note the following additional literature:
B.A. Kowalczyk, in the exhibition catalogue, Bernardo Bellotto 1722-1780, English edition, Bernardo Bellotto and the Capitals of Europe, 2001, pp. 54 and 60.
B.A. Kowalczyk, in the exhibition catalogue, Canaletto Il trionfo della veduta, Rome, 2005, p. 142, under no. 30, the Windsor drawing noting the dependence of the Visentini engraving on the picture.
Property of The Executors of the late Anthony, 6th Viscount Hampden of Glynde (lots 45 & 46)
W.G. Constable, Canaletto, Giovanni Antonio Canal, 1697-1768, Oxford, 1962, II, p. 265, no. 193(a), and pp. 199, 212 and 318; second edition, revised by J.G. Links, 1976, II, p. 280, no. 193(a), and pp. 203, 219 and 339.
L. Puppi, L'opera completa del Canaletto, Milan, 1968, p. 98, no.
89 B (dated after 1730-31).
J.G. Links, Canaletto: The Complete Paintings, London, 1991, p. 34, under no. 93.
C. Beddington, in the sale catalogue, Important Old Master Pictures, Christie's, London, 13 December 2000, pp. 262 and 264.