oil on canvas
133.4 x 165.4 cm.
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London, Savile Gallery, 1930, no. 6.London, Toms Harris, An Exhibition of Painting by Venetian Artists 16th and 18th centuries, June-July 1932, no. 5.London, Arthur Tooth & Sons, Old Masters: including important paintings by Guardi and Canaletto, November- December 1944, no. 3. London, Whitechapel Art Gallery; Birmingham, Museum and Art Gallery, Eighteenth-Century Venice, 3 January-14 March 1951; 21 March-18 April 1951, no. 9.Munich, Munchen Residenz, Europaisches rokoko, 15 June-15 September 1958, no. 23. London, Thomas Agnews & Sons, Old Master Paintings: Recent Aquistions, 7 June -27 July, 1979, no. 21, illustrated (frontispiece). Venice, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Canaletto: disegni, dipinti, incisioni, 1982, no. 93 (entry by J.G. Links).
G. Nares, Farnborough Hall, Warwickshire, II, Country Life, 18 February 1954, pp. 430-3.W.G. Constable, Canaletto, Giovanni Antonio Canal, 1697-1768, I, Oxford, 1962, p. 117, note 3, pl. 38; II, pp. 256-7, no. 173; 2nd edition, II, revised by J.G. Links, Oxford, 1976, p. 270; 2nd edition, revised by J.G. Links, and with a supplement, II, Oxford, 1989, pp. 270 and 731.L. Puppi, Opera completa di Canaletto, Milan, 1968, p. 104, no. 151, illustrated, dated to 1735-1737.E. Croft-Murray, Decorative Painting in England 1737-1837, II, London, 1970, p. 179G. Jackson-Stops, Farnborough Hall, London, 1981 and subsequent editions, p. 14.A. Corboz, Canaletto, Una Venezia immaginaria, II, Milan, 1985, p. 640, no. P 267, illustrated. M. Laskin, Jr. and M. Pantazzi, Catalogue of the National Gallery of Canada Ottowa: European and American Painting, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts , I, Ottowa, 1987, p. 49.J.G. Links, A Supplement to W.G. Constables Canaletto, Giovanni Antonio Canal, 1697-1768, London, 1997, p. 18.D.R. Marshall, 'Canaletto and Panini at Farnborough Hall,' Art Bulletin of Victoria, XLV, 2005, published online.C. Beddington, Canaletto in England, A Venetian Artist Abroad, 1746-1755, exhibition catalogue, New Haven and London, 2006-7, p. 164, under no. 55, fig. 55.1.D.R. Marshall, 'Revisiting Canaletto and Panini at Farnborough Hall', NGV Art Journal, VL, 2014, published online.
Commissioned from the artist by William Holbech (c. 1699-1771) and installed in the dining room at Farnborough Hall, Warwickshire, and by descent to his nephew.William Holbech, M.P. (d. 1812), and by descent to his son.William Holbech (1774-1856), and by descent to his son, Ven. Charles William Holbech (1816-1901), honorary Canon of Worcester and Archdeacon of Coventry, and by descent to his grandson,William Hugh Holbech (1882-1914), and by descent to his brother,Ronald Herbert Acland Holbech (1887-1956), and by whom sold to the following,with Savile Gallery, London. with Toms Harris, London, by 1932. with Arthur Tooth & Sons, London, by 1939. with Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, by 1979. with Dino Fabbri, New York, 1987. with Harari & Johns, Ltd., until January 1987,Acquired by Ann and Gordon Getty from the above.