The Sala Grande of the Ridotto , Palazzo Dandolo, S Moise by Antonia Guardi

Scene in a notorious mid-18th century Venetian gambling house, which admitted to its tables only those of noble birth or people who were masked.


Oil on canvas
50 x 85 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,163 ( Total: £20,650)
Acquired in:
Estate of Judith E. Wilson

The Palazzo Dandolo closed in 1774 to prevent Venetian noblemen losing all their money to foreigners. The subject was treated by various artists, among them Pietro Longhi, Ca' Rezzonico and Tiepolo.


Eugène Piot, Paris; Agnew's; Miss Judith E Wilson, who died in 1960; Dame Edith Evans had a life interest in the picture which she relinquished in 1969.

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