Francesco Guardi - View of the Riva degli Schiavoni and the Piazzetta, 1760s

Francesco Guardi (Venice, 1712 - 1793, Venice)

View of the Riva degli Schiavoni and the Piazzetta from the Bacino di San Marco, 1760s

Oil on canvas, 51 x 86.3 cm (20 1/16 x 34 in.) canvas


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Collection of Lady Louisa Caroline Baring Ashburton (1827–1903), art collector and philanthropist, Grange Park, Hampshire by 1895.
Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the art dealers Colnaghi & Co., London on 18 December 1895 for £1575 through Bernard Berenson (1865–1959), American art historian.


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