London, South Kensington
5 December 2007
Circle of Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712-1793)
Four views of Venice: The Isola di San Lazzaro degli Armeni; The Isola della Beata Vergine del Rosario; The Isola di San Servolo; and The Isola di San Giorgio in Alga
inscribed 'Isola di S Lazzaro.' (1), 'Isola della BV. del Rosario' (2), 'Isola di S Servolo.' (3) and 'Isola di S Giorgio in alga' (4)
pen and brown ink, brown wash, four sheets on one mount
2¼ x 2 1/8 in. (57 x 52 mm.) and smaller (4)
With P. Colnaghi Sen. by whom presented to
Sir Hill Grove (perhaps Sir Tomkyns Hillgrove Turner, circa 1766-1843), according to an inscription on the verso (2).
With Alister Matthews, Bournemouth, 1959.
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