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Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

9: The Grand Canal looking east from the Carità towards the Bacino c.1727-28

Oil on canvas | 48.0 x 80.0 cm | RCIN 400523

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The church, monastery and Scuola of Santa Maria della Carità on the right are now the Gallerie dell’Accademia. Canaletto conceived this view as a wide panorama from multiple viewpoints. Some buildings along the right bank have been eliminated and those on both sides of the Canal reduced in scale.