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Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

Venice: The Procuratie Vecchie and Piazza San Marco c.1740

RCIN 907424

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The north range of the Procuratie Vecchie is not drawn as a simple elevation, for the arches and windows are gradually squeezed together towards the east end of the Piazza. When combined with the uniform height of the building, this has the peculiar effect of making the Procuratie seem to curve away from the viewer.