LONDON, 6 July 2011 - Sotheby’s Henry Wyndham at the rostrum during the Old Master & British Paintings evening sale

An auction record was set for any Venetian view painting - as well as for a work by Francesco Guardi - with the sale of Venice, a View of the Rialto Bridge, Looking North, from the Fondamenta del Carbon.

Realizing £26,697,250 ($42,865,105), the work brought the highest price at auction for an Old Master Painting in 2011.