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Monet painting, sold for $56.6 mn, becomes the most valuable view of Italy

Monet's previous record was $36.5 million (£29.6 million) achieved by Le Palais Ducal, sold at Sotheby's in London in 2019

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Le Grand Canal et Santa Maria della Salute goes for $56.6 mn

The Press Association Los Angeles
Claude Monet’s Le Grand Canal et Santa Maria della Salute has gone under the hammer for $56.6 million (£45 million), making it the most valuable view of Italy by any artist sold at auction.

The piece has joined a series of Monet masterworks that have sold for more than $50 million (£40.1 million) in consecutive New York sales at Sotheby’s.

The previous record sale for any view of Italy was achieved by Turner’s Rome, From Mount Aventine, which sold at Sotheby’s in London for $47.6 million (£37.4 million) in 2014.

The sum also makes the painting the most valuable painting of Venice by

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First Published: May 18 2022 | 11:59 PM IST

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