|Title||Views of Venice, Italy.|
|Medium & Size||Oils on canvas: 25 x 40 inches. Framed: 30 x 45 inches|
|Price Band||£20,000 - £50,000|
This pair of finely painted works evoke the spirit of the Grand Venetian subjects in the mid-18th Century.
Such was the popularity of these subjects by Canaletto (1697-1768), Guardi and others, there were many studios that sprang up in Italy and Britain painting pictures in the same style and some still do today.
It is interesting to note that a number of eminent 19th Century British painters are recorded as having started their careers by making Canaletto style Venetian paintings.
These two fine paintings date from the early 19th Century about 60 years after the death of Canaletto and are probably from one of the Italian studios painting for the English market.
Today these Classical paintings of Venice are still in great demand and can often fetch over £20,000 each, even for 20th Century copies.
Santa Maria Della Salute, commonly known simply as the Salute, is a Roman Catholic Church and minor basilica located in the Dorsoduro sestiere of the Italian City of Venice.
Piazza San Marco, known in English as the St Mark's Square, is the principal public square of Venice, where it is generally known just as "the Piazza".