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Details of gondola on a Venice canal
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The portico with the Lantern


RCIN 807797

Canaletto’s etchings also included invented subjects, or capricci. This scene is taken from under the arches of a portico. Canaletto focusses on picturesque details: elements of daily life such as broken planks, overgrown foliage and a hanging lantern contrast with the great ruined monuments beyond.

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