22 January 2014

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Ashmolean Acquires Guardi Painting Under Lieu of Inheritance Tax Scheme

The Ashmolean has announced the acquisition of an early view-painting by Francesco Guardi (1712–1793): Venice: the Fondamenta Nuove with the Lagoon and the Island of San Michele. Dated 1758 and made for a British Grand Tourist, the painting is a masterpiece by Guardi, previously unpublished. The acquisition has been made possible by the Arts Council […]