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Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

'The house with the inscription' and 'The house with the peristyle' 1741

RCIN 807805

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Canaletto initially made this print as a single plate, showing an imagined scene looking down on a boatyard, but at some point he decided to divide the plate to create two separate compositions. The house on the left is inscribed with the date of 1741.