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A Capriccio View with a Pointed Arch


RCIN 405078

The strong colours, dramatic lighting and threatening sky give this capriccio a strikingly forceful effect. A shaft of light from the right passes through the Colosseum on the horizon. The painting includes buildings and motifs recorded by Canaletto during a trip he made to Padua in about 1740–41.

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