PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
With Galerie Gismondi, Paris (according to Toledano, under Literature);
Anonymous sale, ('The Property of a Gentleman'), London, Sotheby's, 10 July 2002, lot 78, where acquired by the present collector for £260,000.
R. Toledano, Antonio Joli, Turin 2006, p. 193, no. V.I.6, reproduced.
The large number of extant versions of this design implies it was probably Joli's most popular view of Venice. This is one of only three signed versions, and is probably the most successful due to its extremely high quality and the way the light is beautifully rendered. The artist is known to have repeated the composition, with alterations in the format and size, on at least seven other occasions: these include one of four large views painted for Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, and sold in these Rooms, 22 February 1956, lot 160 (118 x 124.5 cm.) and later sold as one of a pair, London, Christie's, 3 July 2012, lot 33; a more panoramic view sold in these Rooms, 7 December 2005, lot 58 (55.3 x 167.7 cm.); a signed canvas sold in these Rooms, 6 July 1988, lot 54 (43 x 69.5 cm.); another signed canvas sold in these Rooms 17 April 1996, lot 628 (59.3 x 101 cm.); a canvas last recorded with Agnew's (75 x 81.3 cm.); a canvas sold New York, Christie's, 24 January 2003, lot 161 (67.3 x 101.5 cm.); and a canvas of almost square format sold London, Christie's, 5 December 2012, lot 254 (130 x 145 cm.).
The lack of dated examples makes a clear chronology difficult but the aforementioned Stanhope picture was almost certainly painted in London in the 1740s. Toledano proposes a similar date of execution for the present work.
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