25 May 1999
Francesco Guardi (1764-1835)
A Landscape with figures crossing a Bridge, a Tower beyond; and A Capriccio with a ruined Turret on an Island in a Venetian Lagoon
oil on panel
3 x 3.7/8in. (7.6 x 10cm.)
Vivien Leigh (1913-1967).
with Arthur Tooth, London.
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A. Morassi, Guardi, 1973, I, p. 478, no. 910.
Inscribed by Sybil Harrington on Arthur Tooth labels on the reverse: 'These 2 small Guardis had belonged to Vivienne [sic.] Leigh - "Scarlet" She had to sell them & I had to own them as I adore both Guardi & Miss Leigh!!! S.B.H.'; and 'These 2 miniature Guardis belonged to the wonderful screen + stage star Vivienne [sic.] Leigh (Scarlett) She had to sell them & I had to buy them - Real treasures they are & will always be tucked into a traveling case & go where I go to give me joy & happiness SBH.'
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