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Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

Venice: The Piazza, looking west c.1723-4

RCIN 907434

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To the left, the Procuratie Nuove run around the south-west corner of the Piazza to reach the church of San Geminiano. The whole of the west range of the Piazza, facing us in this view, was demolished in 1807-10 to make way for the Ala Napoleonica, intended as a palace for Napoleon. The belltower of San Moisè projects over the roofline of the Procuratie Nuove, and a temporary stage stands to the right.