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Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

Venice: The lower reach of the Grand Canal c.1734

RCIN 907470

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Dominating the right bank is Palazzo Corner della Ca’ Grande, begun in 1533 to the designs of Sansovino. In the distance to the left is the belltower of Santa Maria della Carità, and beyond, with a small roof-tower, is Palazzo Contarini degli Scrigni, which occupies the left foreground of the drawing below.

A drawing of part of the Grand Canal in Venice. The large building on the left is Palazzo Contarini degli Scrigni. The building in the centre of the drawing, with two obelisks on its roof, is Palazzo Giustinian-Lolin. On the right are Casa Civran Badoer a

Venice: The lower bend of the Grand Canal, looking north-west ©