Saint Mark's Square, Venice oil on canvas 35 x 58.2cm (13 3/4 x 22 15/16in).
The present painting depicts what was clearly a popular view, given the various autograph versions by Francesco Guardi. It comes closest to that previously in the Harris collection (see A. Morassi, Guardi. Antonio e Francesco Guardi (Venice, 1973), vol. I, cat. no. 342, p. 375, ill. vol. II, pl. 369). Certain parts of this painting, in particualar the architecture, are of a very high standard and it is feasible that Guardi himself played a part in its execution.