Purchased by the grandfather of the present owners, probably from the above.
Famous for her views of Venice, some of them showing the XVIIIth century Venice, Emma Ciardi went to England and organised exhibitions dedicated to her works at Leicester Gallery in London, in 1910 and 1913.
This work is in good original condition and ready to hang.
The artist's board is even overall, and ensuring a stable support. There is a possible tiny loss in the lower right. Ultra-violet light reveals no visible signs of retouching.
The colours in the original are much less yellow than in the catalogue illustration, and more of a rich palette in greys, browns and blacks. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."