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Venice: the Bacino di San Marco from the Canale della Giudecca

Photo credit: The Wallace Collection

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In contrast to its pendant P497, the viewer is placed at the mouth of the Giudecca looking towards the church of San Giorgio, with the Molo and the Riva degli Schiavoni in the centre of the picture. Although ambitious in size, the execution of the pair is uneven in quality. The foreground figures have the vivacity of Canaletto’s personal touch, yet the draughtsmanship of some of the distant buildings is less crisp and controlled than is usual in his best works, suggesting some workshop assistance.

The Wallace Collection

London


Date

c.1735–1744

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 130.2 x W 190.8 cm

Accession number

P499

Acquisition method

acquired by Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, at an unknown date; bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace, 1897

Work type

Painting


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