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English follower of Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto, The Molo, Venice, looking west, with the Colonne di San Todaro. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo Sotheby’s.

oil on canvas, 30 by 50 in.; 76.2 by 127 cm.

Provenance: Sir John Field Beale, K.B.E., circa 1930;
Thence by descent.

Note: Though the prime version of this composition by Canaletto is in the Albertini collection, Rome, with a pendant painting of the Riva degli Schiavoni looking East, the present painting follows more closely a later version of the pair of views by Canaletto, sold Sotheby’s London, 11 July 1973, lot 45 (see W.G. Constable, with J.G. Links, Canaletto; Giovanni Antonio Canal, 1697-1768, no. 95 aa, plate 191).

Sotheby’s. Old Master & 19th Century European Art, New York | 30 janv. 2015, 10:00 AM