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417

Master of the Langmatt Foundation Views, often identified as Apollonio Domenichini

Venice, a view of the Grand Canal looking south from the Palazzo Da Lezze towards Santa Maria della Carità; Venice, a view of the Grand Canal from the quay of San Vio, looking towards Santa Maria Della Salute

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 40,000 GBP

Master of the Langmatt Foundation Views, often identified as Apollonio Domenichini

Master of the Langmatt Foundation Views, often identified as Apollonio Domenichini

Venice, a view of the Grand Canal looking south from the Palazzo Da Lezze towards Santa Maria della Carità; Venice, a view of the Grand Canal from the quay of San Vio, looking towards Santa Maria Della Salute

Venice, a view of the Grand Canal looking south from the Palazzo Da Lezze towards Santa Maria della Carità; Venice, a view of the Grand Canal from the quay of San Vio, looking towards Santa Maria Della Salute

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 40,000 GBP

Lot sold:

100,800

GBP

Master of the Langmatt Foundation Views, often identified as Apollonio Domenichini

active Venice circa 1740-1770

Venice, a view of the Grand Canal looking south from the Palazzo Da Lezze towards Santa Maria della Carità; Venice, a view of the Grand Canal from the quay of San Vio, looking towards Santa Maria Della Salute 


a pair, both oil on canvas

unframed, each: 38.1 x 57.1 cm.; 15 x 22½ in.

framed, each: 53.8 x 72.5 cm.; 21⅛ x 28½ in.

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Both canvases are lined, the paint surfaces are dirty, and the varnishes are slightly discoloured. Small, scattered discoloured retouchings are visible in the skies of both works. These are confirmed under ultraviolet light, which otherwise reveals very little other intervention (save for a handful of small retouchings in the water and dome of the Salute in the latter). The pair is in overall good condition.


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Another version of the former view (the Grand Canal looking south from the Palazzo Da Lezze towards S. Maria della Carità), was sold at Christie's, London, 19 April 2000, lot 110.1 Both these paintings depict a viewpoint which corresponds closely to that by the Master, of smaller dimensions, sold at Christie's, London, 29 October 1999, lot 107. In that picture, however, the artist was able to represent the Palazzo Grassi on the east side of the canal (where the building with the blue awning, and those to the right, stand in the present painting), on which work was begun in 1748, until it was completed in 1766. Likewise, the Campanile of S. Maria della Carità – which collapsed in 1744 and was not rebuilt – is not visible in either version, which suggests a dating for this view of 1744–48.


The latter view is closely related to a painting formerly attributed to Francesco Tironi (though probably by the Master of the Langmatt Foundation Views), sold at the Dorotheum, Vienna, 6–9 June 1972, lot 127,2 which in turn takes inspiration from Canaletto's painting of larger dimensions (59 x 95 cm.) recorded in a private collection, UK.3


1 https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-1750427 

2 http://catalogo.fondazionezeri.unibo.it/entry/work/70403/Tironi%20Francesco%2C%20Veduta%20di%20Venezia%20con%20il%20Canal%20Grande%20da%20campo%20S.%20Vio%20al%20bacino%20di%20S.%20Marco

3 http://catalogo.fondazionezeri.unibo.it/entry/work/71417/Canal%20Giovanni%20Antonio%2C%20Veduta%20di%20Venezia%20con%20il%20Canal%20Grande%20da%20campo%20S.%20Vio%20al%20bacino%20di%20S.%20Marco