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Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

Venice: An altar in the north transept of San Marco c.1735

RCIN 907431

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The altar is visible in the background of the previous drawing. A sarcophagus containing venerated relics is covered by a canopy flanked by huge candelabra, and worshipped by figures kneeling at the foot of the steps leading up to the altar. The wall is hung with decorated cloth.