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Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

Venice: The Bacino looking west c.1734

RCIN 907454

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A drawing of the Bacino in Venice. On the right are the buildings of the Riva degli Schiavoni, with Campanile beyond. In the centre is the church of Santa Maria delle Salute. In the foreground are two moored boats, and groups of figures on the quayside. M

Venice: The Bacino looking west from San Biagio ©

A drawing of the Bacino in Venice drawn from in front of the church of San Biagio. The large boat on the left is the Doge's state galley, the Bucintoro. In the centre is the church of Santa Maria della Salute, and on the right the Campanile and the buildi

Venice: The Bacino looking west from San Biagio ©

The composition corresponds with the left two-thirds of the previous two drawings. Canaletto eliminated the less picturesque buildings to the right of the composition, and swung the Riva around to fill the entire lower portion of the sheet.