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Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712-1793)

The Church of Santa Maria della Salute and the Dogana from the Grand Canal, Venice

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Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712-1793)
The Church of Santa Maria della Salute and the Dogana from the Grand Canal, Venice
black chalk, pen and brown ink, grey and brown wash, watermark CFA below a crown
11 x 17½ in. (280 x 445 mm.)
Provenance
W. Esdaile (L. 2617); Christie's, London, 20 June 1840, lot 457 (as 'Santa Maria delle Salute, and the Dogona, with gondolas and figures - capital', 2½ gns. to Buchanan).
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 30 June 1986, lot 133.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 6 July 1993, lot 103.
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Lot Essay

This would seem to be among the most popular of Venetian views, however only four other versions by Guardi are known, of which the view in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, is perhaps closest to the present drawing (A. Morassi, Guardi, I disegni, Venice, 1973 [reprinted 1984], no. 356, fig. 358). By contrast Morassi records 24 surviving pictures from a variety of angles (A. Morassi, Guardi, I dipinti, Venice, 1975 [reprinted 1984], nos. 472-496). The present drawing does not relate directly to any of these, although it comes closest to a canvas now in the Wallace Collection, London, from which it differs principally in the arrangement of boats (A. Morassi, op. cit.,, 1975, no. 481, fig. 486).
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