Manner of Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto Venice, a View of the Bacino Di St Marco with the Bucintoro Returning to the Molo on Acscension Day oil on canvas, 93.75cm x 150cm (36.75" x 59") Provenance: from the estate of Col. C.L.Spencer CBE of Warmanbie Annan, Dumfriesshire, by descent to vendor Note: The composition is based on Canaletto's original work formerly in the collection of Sir Robert Walpole, 10 Downing Street London. Sold Paris 1993 Lot 13
Note: This picture could be by the copyist formally known as William James,
In the past many such paintings have been ascribed to James without any real roof, other than the style of painting, James is known to have helped Canaletto in London in the mid 18th Century, but nothing else is known about him and none of the works previously ascribed were signed or had any documentary evidence of authorship.
Sold for £52,000
Manner of Canaletto
Dirty and the stretcher and cross stretcher show through the surface
Comes from a Scottish family the present vendor does not know when it was bought ,but could be 1st ½ of 19th Century
See attached images
Architectoral work looks good , figures may be a little stiff but it is potentially very vibrant
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