Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (1697-1768)
The Rialto Bridge from the South
Oil on canvas, 153 x 208cm
(Probably) Baron James de Rothschild (1827-1905), Chateau de Ferrieres, Ferrieres-en-Brie, France, by 1859.
The Rothschild Family by Descent
Confiscated by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (inv. R 21)
Transferred to the Jeu de Paume, Paris, for holding (Linz No 2798)
Located at eth Munich Art Repository and repatriated to France, 19th September 1946
Restituted to the Rothschild Family.
Maurice Rheims, Paris, thence by descent to the present owner.
A very important painting by one of the most notable names in art. One couldnt ask for better in terms of provenance and history and the quality is matched only by those by the same artist that are held in the Royal Collection. There is further information on this work which we have emailed you already but I can re-send when you are ready to look.