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Hunting on the Lagoon (recto); Letter Rack (verso):Reconstruction
Hunting on the Lagoon (recto); Letter Rack (verso):Reconstruction
The top and bottom panels were originally one. The painting was sawed in half sometime in the 1800s, possibly by an unscrupulous art dealer who saw an opportunity to double his profits by selling two paintings.


Vittore Carpaccio
Italian, Venice, 1490 - 1495
Oil on panel
29 3/4 x 25 1/8 in.
79.PB.72