8 July 2016
Follower of Giovanni Antonio Canal, il Canaletto
The Piazzetta, Venice, looking north towards Piazza San Marco
oil on canvas
32 5/8 x 50 7/8 in. (82.8 x 128 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 3 July 1996, lot 309 (£28,000).
Giancarlo Baroni (1926-2007); his sale (†), Sotheby's, New York, 29 January 2013, lot 29.
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The composition follows that of Canaletto's original which was sold at Sotheby's, London, 8 December 2010, lot 39 (see W.G. Constable, Canaletto, 2nd revised ed. by J.G. Links, Oxford, 1989, pp. 216-7, no. 65).
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