oil on canvas
99.7 x 129.5 cm.
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signed and dated 'A Canal F. / 1744' ('AC' linked, lower left)
W.G. Constable, Canaletto, Giovanni Antonio Canal, 1697-1768, Oxford, 1962, II, p. 402, under no. 451, and p. 410, under no. 465; 2nd edition, revised by J.G. Links, Canaletto, Giovanni Antonio Canal, 1697-1768, Oxford, 1976, II, p. 433, under no. 451, and pp. 441-442, no. 465; 2nd edition with supplement, Oxford, 1989, I, pl. 237, II, p. 739, no. 459***.J.G. Links, A Supplement to W.G. Constables Giovanni Antonio Canal, Canaletto, 1697-1768, London, 1997, p. 43, no. 459**.
Commissioned by Joseph Smith, later British Consul in Venice (c.1682-1770), Venice, as one of a series of overdoors for his residence in Venice, Palazzo Balbi, and included in his list of 'Door Pieces' as '11. The church of the Redentore by ditto [i.e., Palladio] in his manuscript inventory of the pictures sold with his collection in 1762 to King George III, by whom disposed of, possibly through Richard Dalton.An English family since the 19th century and by descent until, [The Property of a Gentleman]; Sotheby's, London, 6 July 1988, lot 53.Acquired by Ann and Gordon Getty from the above.