25 February 2015


Daring Art Heist Of Francesco Guardi Painting Is Misattribution

The recent theft of an 18th-century Venice scene by a painter whose works have sold for millions recently, when the important work was ripped from its frame in a daring heist from its university location, the painting was attributed by police to the 18th century Italian master Francesco Guardi (1712-1793). But now it seems that […]

8 April 2012



A magnificent view of Venice’s Rialto Bridge, a masterpiece by the great Venetian painter Francesco Guardi (1712-1793), has gone on display at The Courtauld Gallery. Privately owned, The Rialto Bridge from the North with the Palazzo Camerlenghi was painted around 1768. Monumental in scale, the painting encapsulates the lively scene around this busy stretch of […]

22 October 2011


Export Halted For Francesco Guardi Venice Masterpiece

£26,697,250 price tag to save painting for Nation The Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey, has placed a temporary export bar on a painting by Francesco Guardi, Venice, A View of the Rialto Bridge from the Fondamenta del Carbon.  This will provide a limited period in which to raise the money to keep the painting in the […]