oil on canvas
47.24 in. (120.00 cm.) (height) by 80.20 in. (203.70 cm.) (width)
G.A. Simonson, Francesco Guardi 1712-1793, London 1904, p. 90, no. 105; European Masters of the XVIII Century, exhibition catalogue, London 1954-55, p. 28, cat. no. 52; F.J.B. Watson, in Arte Veneta, 1955, pp. 259-60 (as datable around 1760); J. Byam Shaw, "Guardi at the Royal Academy", in The Burlington Magazine, vol. XCVII, no. 622, January 1955, p. 15, a detail reproduced fig. 17; V. Moschini, Francesco Guardi, Milan 1956, p. 26, reproduced fig. 62; A. Morassi, "Circa gli esordi del vedutismo di Francesco Guardi con qualche cenno sul Marieschi", in Studies in the History of Art dedicated to W.E. Suida, London 1959, p. 352 (as datable to the 1750s); R. Pallucchini, Colecçao Calouste Gulbenkian: Francesco Guardi, Lisbon 1965, under cat. no. 231; A. Morassi, Guardi. I dipinti, Venice 1973, vol. I, pp. 407-8, cat. no. 524, reproduced vol. II, fig. 510; L. Rossi Bortolatto, L'opera completa di Francesco Guardi, Milan 1974, p. 108, no. 318; D. Succi, "Gli inizzi Vedutistici di Francesco Guardi, con Cenni sui Capricci", in Guardi. Metamorfosi dell'immagine, exhibition catalogue, Castello di Gorizia 1987, p. 60; A. Bettagno, Francesco Guardi. Vedute Capricci Feste, exhibition catalogue, Venice 1993, p. 52, under cat. no. 5; A. Morassi, Guardi. I dipinti, 2nd ed., Venice 1993, vol. I, pp. 407-8, cat. no. 524, reproduced vol. II, fig. 510; A. Morassi, Guardi. I disegni, 2nd ed., Venice 1993, p. 117, under cat. no. 223; D. Succi, Francesco Guardi. Itinerario dell'avventura artistica, Milan 1993, p. 47; M. Merling in The Glory of Venice: Art in the Eighteenth Century, exhibition catalogue, London and Washington 1994-95, p.458, cat. no. 211, reproduced p. 315; F. Russell, "Guardi and the English Tourist," in The Burlington Magazine, vol. CXXXVIII, no. 114, January 1996, p. 10; C. Beddington, Venice. Canaletto and his Rivals, exhibition catalogue, London and Washington 2010-11, p. 134.
Chaloner Arcedeckne (1741-1809), Glevering Park, Suffolk, and 1 Grosvenor Sq., London, by whom presumably acquired in Venice in 1768; By inheritance either through his daughter Frances Catherine (d. 1815), who married in 1810 Joshua Vanneck, later 2nd Baron Huntingfield (1778-1844), or through his grand-daughter Louisa Arcedeckne (d. 1898), who married in 1839 Charles Andrew Vanneck (1818-1897), later 3rd Baron Huntingfield, both of Heveningham Hall, Suffolk; Sold by the latter in 1891, through Agnew's, to Sir Edward Guinness (1847-1927), 1st Bt. and later 1st Earl of Iveagh; Thence by descent to his son Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness, 2nd Earl of Iveagh (1874-1966), of Pyrford Court, Woking, Surrey; Thence by descent to his first daughter, Honor Dorothy Mary (1909-1976), who married on 14 July 1933, Sir Henry ('Chips') Channon (1897-1958), of Kelvedon Hall, Essex; Thence by descent to their son, (Henry) Paul Guinness Channon, later Baron Kelvedon (1935-2007); Thence by inheritance.