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Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

A capriccio with Santi Maria e Donato, Murano c.1740-45

RCIN 907492

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The church with its freestanding belltower is based on Santi Maria e Donato on the island of Murano, north of Venice. Canaletto combined two views in the drawing, effectively turning the church through 90° with respect to the belltower.