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The Ponte Vecchio, Florence

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Bellotto studied with his uncle, Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto) beginning about 1735, and his early works are often confused with those of the older master. This view of the picturesque Ponte Vecchio was probably painted during Bellotto's extensive travels throughout northern Italy before he...

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Provenance

Dr. Götz Martius (b. 1853 - d. 1927), Kiel, Germany. By 1922, Bachstitz Gallery, the Hague, the Netherlands; 1925, sold by the Bachstitz Gallery to the MFA for $8500. (Accession Date: January 8, 1925)

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

1740–1780

Dimensions

55.9 x 87.6 cm (22 x 34 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

25.1

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Europe

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