15 April 2008
William James, English active 18th Century
The Bucintoro returning to the Molo on Ascension Day, Venice
oil on canvas
30 1/8 x 49 7/8 in. 76.5 x 126.5 cm.
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The present composition is based on a work by Canaletto formerly in the collection of Sir Robert Walpole that was recorded hanging at Downing Street in 1736 and later in the collection of Sampson Gideon.
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