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    Sale 7633

    Old Master & British Pictures (Day Sale)

    3 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 267

    Pietro Bellotti (Venice 1722-1780 Warsaw)

    The entrance to the Cannareggio, Venice, with the Church of San Geremia and the Rialto Bridge

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    Pietro Bellotti (Venice 1722-1780 Warsaw)
    The entrance to the Cannareggio, Venice, with the Church of San Geremia and the Rialto Bridge
    oil on canvas
    32¼ x 45¾ in. (81.9 x 116.3 cm.)


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    The attribution is due to Professor Dario Succi; For another example of the artist's work, see Sotheby's, London, 11 December, 2003, lot 42.

    This composition is derived from Canaletto's picture of the same subject, known from several versions and of which the prototype is in the Royal Collection, Windsor. The latter was engraved by Visentini in 1735. Constable also records a version of the composition in the collection of Bernard Désarnauts, Toulouse, as by Pietro Bellotti (104 x 151 cm.; Canaletto, Oxford, 1962, II, p. 294, under no. 251).

    To be sold with a copy of the certificate from Professor Dario Succi (dated 17 October 2008).

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the estimate for this picture should read
    £40,000 - £50,000 and not as stated in the catalogue.

    Please note that Charles Beddington does not consider the painting to be by Pietro Bellotti (Venice c. 1725-c. 1800 France).