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Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

Piazza San Marco looking East towards the Basilica and the Campanile c.1723-4

RCIN 405934

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The Basilica of San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale are in full sunlight in contrast to the Procuratie Nuove in deep shadow. Canaletto drastically reduced the size of the Campanile, so that it does not overwhelm San Marco.