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Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

The Colleoni Monument in a Capriccio Setting Signed and dated 1744

RCIN 404415

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This painting shows Andrea Verrocchio’s bronze sculpture of the general Bartolomeo Colleoni (1395–1475) situated in the Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo in Venice. Unlike the real version, Canaletto instead shows it on an extraordinarily high pedestal surrounded by imaginary elements.