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Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

The Piazzetta towards Santa Maria della Salute c.1723-24

Oil on canvas | 172.3 x 136.5 cm | RCIN 405073

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In the centre are the Dogana, or customs house, and the baroque church of Santa Maria della Salute. On top of the column on the right is a statue of St Theodosius, another patron saint. Originally, the column of St Mark was painted on the left, as in the preparatory drawing, but then replaced with a boat’s mast and sail.
  • Creator(s)

    Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768) (artist)


  • 172.3 x 136.5 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external)

    194.4 x 159.2 x 14.3 cm (frame, external)

  • Commissioned by Joseph Smith; from whom bought by George III, 1762

    • Places
      • Europe
        • Italy
          • Veneto [Italy]
            • Venice [Veneto]