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    Sale 1986

    Important Old Master Paintings Part I And Part II

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 56

    William James, English active 18th Century

    The Bucintoro returning to the Molo on Ascension Day, Venice

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    Estimate

    William James, English active 18th Century
    The Bucintoro returning to the Molo on Ascension Day, Venice
    oil on canvas
    30 1/8 x 49 7/8 in. 76.5 x 126.5 cm.


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    The present composition is based on a work by Canaletto formerly in the collection of Sir Robert Walpole that was recorded hanging at Downing Street in 1736 and later in the collection of Sampson Gideon.