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.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
+44 (0)20 7389 2243
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).
These lots have been imported from outside the EU for sale using a Temporary Import regime. Import VAT is payable (at 5%) on the Hammer price. VAT is also payable (at 20%) on the buyer’s Premium on a VAT inclusive basis. When a buyer of such a lot has registered an EU address but wishes to export the lot or complete the import into another EU country, he must advise Christie's immediately after the auction.
Meredith Etherington-Smith salutes three generations of collectors from one family, whose collection was sold in Paris in September
An April Christie's auctioned an important and long-lost portrait work by Lucas Cranach the Elder that had been recently returned to the heirs of Fritz Gutmann
How, like extras in a play, the anonymous figures in Old Master paintings — or staffage — give landscape life and create narratives
In the art world as on Wall Street, J Tomilson Hill plays to win. He is now opening a dedicated space for his stellar collection
Andrew Graham-Dixon on how full-length portraits have been used in history to boost the status of nobles, kings and statesmen
The story behind a double portrait from the Barney A. Ebsworth Collection that’s being offered in London in March
From an Assyrian relief to a record-breaking swan decoy, Christie's specialists pick out their highlights from the last 12 months