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Attributed to Carlo Grubacs (active Venice 1840-1870)
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Attributed to Carlo Grubacs (active Venice 1840-1870)

Caffé Florian, San Marco, Venezia

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Attributed to Carlo Grubacs (active Venice 1840-1870)
Caffé Florian, San Marco, Venezia
oil on panel
4½ x 7 in. (11.4 x 17.8 cm.)
Provenance
With Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, London.
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Lot Essay

Opened in 1770, Caffé Florian was frequented by the diarist Casanova and the sculptor Canova, who it is said carved a model of Floriano's gout-stricken foot to save him the pain of being measured for a new pair of shoes. In the 19th Century, Florian's continued to attract Venice's most distinguished visitors including Byron, Marcel Proust and Henry James who described it in the Aspen Papers.

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