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FOLLOWER OF FRANCESCO GUARDI | Venice, a view of the Piazza San Marco; and a view of San Giorgio Maggiore

Estimate:

18,000 - 24,000 GBP

FOLLOWER OF FRANCESCO GUARDI | Venice, a view of the Piazza San Marco; and a view of San Giorgio Maggiore

FOLLOWER OF FRANCESCO GUARDI | Venice, a view of the Piazza San Marco; and a view of San Giorgio Maggiore

Estimate:

18,000 - 24,000 GBP

Lot sold:

22,500

GBP

FOLLOWER OF FRANCESCO GUARDI

VENICE, A VIEW OF THE PIAZZA SAN MARCO; AND A VIEW OF SAN GIORGIO MAGGIORE


a pair, both oil on oak panel

unframed the former: 23.6 x 33.7 cm.; 9¼ x 13¼ in.; unframed the latter: 23.1 x 33.7 cm.; 9⅛ x 13¼ in.

framed each: 31 x 40 cm.; 12 1/4 x 15 3/4 in.

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The panels are stable and in good order. The few slight cracks extending in from the edges do not require treatment. The painted surfaces sit under thick layers of discoloured varnish through which little or no old retouching can be discerned under ultra-violet light - the exception being a repair to one of the old cracks to the lower right of the Piazza San Marco. These would benefit enormously from a cleaning, which would restore their luminosity and atmosphere. The carved and giltwood frames in Venetian Rococo style are in good condition.


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Henry Yates Thompson (1838-1928), 19 Portman Square, London, by 1921, as hanging in the Dining Room (as Guardi);

With Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd., London, by 1947 (as Guardi);

By whom sold to The Hon. Olive, Lady Baillie (1899-1974), Leeds Castle, Kent, on 19 July 1948;

Thence by descent, until anonymously sold ('The Property of an English Private Collector'), London, Sotheby's, 6 July 2017, lot 173.

H. Yates Thompson, An illustrated catalogue of pictures and portraits now at 19 Portman Square, London 1921, p. 12, reproduced plates XIII and XIV (as Guardi).