Old Master & 19th Century Paintings Evening Auction

Old Master & 19th Century Paintings Evening Auction

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The Property of a Gentleman

David Roberts, R.A.

Venice, a view of the Church of Santa Maria della Salute and the Grand Canal

Auction Closed

July 3, 06:49 PM GMT

Estimate

60,000 - 80,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

The Property of a Gentleman


David Roberts, R.A.

Edinburgh 1796–1864 London

Venice, a view of the Church of Santa Maria della Salute and the Grand Canal


signed and dated lower right: David Roberts June 4th 1854

oil on canvas, unlined

50.5 x 76 cm.; 19⅞ x 29⅞ in.

Please note this painting is displayed in a loan frame from Arnold Wiggins and Sons. Should you wish to purchase it please contact a member of the Old Master Paintings department.

Given by the artist to his daughter, Christine Bicknell (1821–1872), for her birthday, 4 June 1854;

Thence by inheritance to her husband, Henry Sanford Bicknell (1818–1880), London;

By whose Executors sold, London, Christie's, 9 April 1881, lot 352, for 490 guineas, to Dowdeswell;

Alexander Barclay-Russell (1900–1980), London and Cambridge ;

Thence by descent to his son, Roger Barclay-Russell (d. 2004);

Gifted to the mother of the present owner, by 2004.

Listed in the artist’s record books under works completed in 1854, 1829–64, vol. 2, p. 14, no. 173, illustrated by the artist, as ‘Church of the Salute Venice a sketch’;

Probably The Art Journal, 1 March 1872, vol. XI, p. 91;

International Exhibition, exh. cat., London 1874, p. 1, no. 3;

J. Ballantine, The Life of David Roberts, R.A., Edinburgh 1886, p. 182 and p. 251, no. 194.

London, South Kensington, International Exhibition, 1874, no. 3 (lent by Henry Sanford Bicknell).