Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712 – 1793), Venice, a view of the Punta della Dogana. Photo Sotheby's

oil on canvas; 11 by 17 cm.; 4 1/4 by 6 3/4 in. Estimation 20,000-30,000 GBP. Unsold

Note: A copy of this painting with identical dimensions, minor differences in the details of the staffage, and laid on panel, was sold anonymously in New York, Christie's, 11 January 1991, lot 55, as attributed to Giacomo Guardi.

We are grateful to Charles Beddington for endorsing the attribution on the basis of a photograph.

Sotheby's. Old Master & British Paintings Day Sale. Londres | 05 juil. 2012 www.sothebys.com