View 1 of Lot 205. Venice, a view of the Bacino di San Marco from the Riva degli Schiavoni, looking West.
View 1 of Lot 205. Venice, a view of the Bacino di San Marco from the Riva degli Schiavoni, looking West.
205

English Follower of Canaletto

Venice, a view of the Bacino di San Marco from the Riva degli Schiavoni, looking West

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 GBP

The Property of a Distinguished Collector

English Follower of Canaletto

English Follower of Canaletto

Venice, a view of the Bacino di San Marco from the Riva degli Schiavoni, looking West

Venice, a view of the Bacino di San Marco from the Riva degli Schiavoni, looking West

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 GBP

Lot sold:

56,700

GBP

The Property of a Distinguished Collector

English Follower of Canaletto

Venice, a view of the Bacino di San Marco from the Riva degli Schiavoni, looking West


oil on canvas

unframed: 82 x 136.2 cm.; 32 1/4 x 53 5/8 in.

framed: 96.5 x 150 cm.; 38 x 59 1/8 in.

Private collection, UK;
With MacConnal-Mason Galleries, London (as William James), from whom acquired by a
Private collector, Jersey, 1965;
With MacConnal-Mason Galleries, London (as William James);
From whom acquired by the present owner.

Numerous copies of this composition exist, which follow the design of Canaletto's original, today in Sir John Soane's Museum, London (inv. no. P66),1 datable to 1734-35 and known to have been finished before 1736, as it has been identified as the painting purchased from Canaletto by Marshal Johann Matthias Schulenburg (1661-1747) in February 1736 for 100 zecchini. That work was in England by 1795 and in the collection of William Beckford (1759-1844), at Fonthill, before Sir John Soane purchased it in 1807.


1 http://collections.soane.org/object-p66