Guardi Painting

Guardi Painting

Sotheby's via Bloomberg

"Venice, a View of the Rialto Bridge, Looking North, from the Fondamenta del Carbon," by Francesco Guardi, included in Sotheby's July 6 auction of Old Master paintings in London. Dating from the late 1760s, the 78-inch-wide (1.98 meter) canvas had never been offered at auction before and fetched 26.7 million pounds ($42.7 million) with fees.