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Description The Grand Canal is shown in the evening, judging from the rose-tinted sky. Visible at the extreme left is the Gritti Palace and on the right, the Dario Palace. Though not mentioned in the William T. Blodgett estate sale (New York, April 27, 1876), this painting is listed in the early Walters catalogues as having belonged to the New York financier, who died November 4, 1875. Therefore this work may be one of Rico's earliest views of the city in which he worked more and more after 1874.
Date Description Narrative
3/31/1943Treatmentcoated; varnish removed or reduced
6/12/1951Treatmentcoated; surface cleaned
5/25/2012Examinationexamined for condition; examined for exhibition
  • Fortuny and His Circle. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1970.
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance William T. Blodgett, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1875 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] At lower left: RICO; [Stamp] On stretcher: G & C 8476; [Number] Frame inscribed in pencil: n. 26
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1875

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ca. 1874
oil on canvas
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H: 16 11/16 x W: 28 1/4 in. (42.4 x 71.7 cm); Framed H: 25 3/16 × W: 41 1/16 × H: 3 7/8 in. (64 × 104.3 × 9.8 cm)
  • Italy, Venice (Place Depicted)
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