oil on canvas
60.8 x 95.5 cm.
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London, British Institution, 1829, no. 143 as Distant View, Rialto, Venice'. London, British Institution, 1844, no. 111, as Distant View of Rialto.London, British Institution, 1856, no. 57 or 73, both Grand Canal, Venice.
The British Institution, The Morning Post, Monday 9 June 1856, p. 2, as one of the gems of art possessed by the wealth and aristocracy of the country. W.G. Constable, Canaletto, Giovanni Antonio Canal, 1697-1768, Second edition revised by J.G. Links with supplement, Oxford, 1989, II, pp. 733-4, no. 240*.G. Knox, 'Four Canaletti for the Duke of Bolton and Two Aide Memoire, Apollo, October 1993, pp. 246-249 and 252, fig. 4.J.G. Links, A Supplement to W.G. Constables Canaletto, Giovanni Antonio Canal, 1697-1768, London, 1998, p. 26.C. Beddington, Bernardo Bellotto and his circle in Italy. Part I: not Canaletto but Bellotto, The Burlington Magazine, CXLVI, 2004, p. 666-668, fig. 16.
Charles Paulet, 3rd Duke of Bolton (1685-1754), and presumably by descent though one of his three illegitimate sons (see below) by the actress, Lavinia Fenton, whom he married in 1751, to,Mrs. Poulett by whom sold with the three companion pictures.Acquired by 1829 on the recommendation of [John] Seguier by the Rev. Sir Samuel Clarke-Jervoise, 1st Bt. (c.1770-1852), Idsworth Park, Hampshire, as recorded by his son Sir Jeremiah Clarke-Jervoise, 2nd Bt. (1804-1889) in an initialled note of 12 February 1855 (see below), and by descent through him to,Sir Dudley Clarke-Jervoise, 7th and last Bt. (1876-1935), and by inheritance at Idsworth to,Major Arthur Francis Clarke-Jervoise, D.L., J.P. (1882-1974); (), his sale, Christies, 27 June 1975, lot 6 (29,000 guineas to Leadbeater).Private collection, Zurich.with Colnaghi, New York, by 1983.with Eugene V. Thaw, New York, by 1984.with Harari and Johns Ltd., London, until 1987,Acquired by Anne and Gordon Getty from the above.