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Follower of Giovanni Antonio Canal, il Canaletto
Follower of Giovanni Antonio Canal, il Canaletto

The Grand Canal, Venice, on regatta day, with the Palazzo Balbi and the Ca' Foscari

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Follower of Giovanni Antonio Canal, il Canaletto
The Grand Canal, Venice, on regatta day, with the Palazzo Balbi and the Ca' Foscari
oil on canvas
34? x 45½ in. (88 x 115.5 cm.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale [Executors of the late Charles Warner Esq.]; Christie's, London, 28 November 1879, either lot 133, 136, 140 or 142.

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Lot Essay

This view depicts a regatta on the Grand Canal, probably the one held for the Feast of the Purification of the Virgin, on 2 February. The regatta was held during carnival, and many of the figures are in carnival dress. For a full discussion of the iconograpahy of the event see K. Baetjer and J. Links, Canaletto and his rivals, New York 1989, p. 186.

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