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Details of gondola on a Venice canal
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Capriccio with a monumental staircase


RCIN 907564

This sheet is one of Canaletto's largest and most elaborate capriccio drawings. The sharply receding loggia on the left is approached by a succession of staircases leading in all directions. Three monumental urns sprouting foliage dominate the foreground, with a couple standing at the top of the steps.

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