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Venice: the Piazza San Marco

Photo credit: The Wallace Collection

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A very late work, left unfinished at Bonington’s death. The Piazza San Marco is seen from the west. In the background are the Basilica of San Marco and the Campanile; on the left the Torre dell’Orologio, and on the right the Procuratie Nuove. Bonington spent four weeks in Venice during the course of his tour of northern Italy in April–June 1826.

The Wallace Collection

London


Date

1828

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 99.4 x W 80.3 cm

Accession number

P375

Acquisition method

acquired by Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford, 1852; bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace, 1897

Work type

Painting


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The Wallace Collection

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