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Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

The Grand Canal with Santa Maria della Salute 1744

Oil on canvas | 126.9 x 205.0 cm | RCIN 404397

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This is probably Canaletto’s last great depiction of this popular view. The church of Santa Maria della Salute, built by Baldassare Longhena (1597–1682) as a votive church after the plague epidemic of 1630–31, is in shadow. A shaft of morning sunlight spreads across the water of the Canal on to the buildings opposite, which are lower in height, accentuating the mass of the Salute.
  • Creator(s)

    Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768) (artist)


  • 126.9 x 205.0 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external)

    155.6 x 227.5 x 15.0 cm (frame, external)

  • Acquired by George III from the collection of Consul Smith in 1762

    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Veneto [Italy]
            • Venice [Veneto]
              • Grand Canal [Venice]
              • Santa Maria della Salute [Venice]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Boats
            • Gondolas (Venetian boats)