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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

Details
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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