Lot 383
  • 383

Attributed to Carlo Grubacs

10,000 - 15,000 USD
16,250 USD
bidding is closed


  • Carlo Grubacs
  • Venice, the Caffè Florian on Piazza San Marco
  • oil on oak panel


With Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, London;
Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi Collection;
Sale, London, Christie's, 13 December 2007, lot 307.

Catalogue Note

Caffè Florian is the most famous of the coffeehouses in the city of Venice, and in fact has claim to be the oldest continuously open establishment of its type in Europe, having opened its doors in December 1720.  Situated in the Piazza San Marco, it has always been a meeting place, and has hosted such local and foreign luminaries as Casanova, Dickens, Goldoni, Byron and Proust.  Its artistic legacy was enhanced when it was the meeting place for the organizers of the first Biennale, held in 1895.