London, South Kensington
27 October 1999
Manner of Giovanni Antonio Canal, il Canaletto
The Doge's Palace, Venice, looking towards the Piazzetta
oil on canvas
26 x 44 in. (66.7 x 112.5 cm.)
Prince A. Radziwell; Christie's, London, 5 June 1953, lot 94 as 'F. Guardi' (21 to B. Manheim, New Orleans).
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