• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7839

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    31 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 69

    Giovanni Antonio Canal, Il Canaletto

    Le Porte del Dolo (B. 6)

    Price Realised  

    Giovanni Antonio Canal, Il Canaletto
    Le Porte del Dolo (B. 6)
    etching, circa 1740, watermark Triple Crescent (Br. 9 in the revised 2nd edition) identical to those found in Anton Maria Zanetti the Elder's contemporary album in Berlin, an exceptionally fine and luminous impression, the second state of three (the first state exists only in a unique proof), with wide margins, gilt edges left and right and below and a stitching mark at left, some small scattered foxmarks in the margins, with the original vertical drying crease, generally in very good condition
    P. 298 x 428 mm., S. 418 x 583 mm.


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    Provenance

    With Colnaghi's, London, 1984.


    Exhibited

    The Glory of Venice - Art in the Eighteenth Century, J. Martineau & A. Robison (ed.), London, Washington D.C., 1994/95, no. 144, p. 236.