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Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

Venice: The lower bend of the Grand Canal, looking north c.1734

RCIN 907468

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The view shows the sharp bend at the south-west of the Grand Canal. To the left is the incomplete Ca’ Rezzonico (with a temporary pitched roof), now the home of the Museum of Eighteenth-Century Venice. As the canal curves around, the façade of Palazzo Balbi is seen almost frontally, with the belltowers of the Frari to the left and San Tomà to the right. The group of buildings to the right were replaced after 1749 by Palazzo Grassi.