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Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

6: The Rialto Bridge from the North c.1726-27

Oil on canvas | 47.5 x 79.9 cm | RCIN 400668

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At this point the Grand Canal makes a sharp turn, making it a natural place for a bridge. Canaletto enlarged the bridge in relation to the buildings and opened out the view to make a more pleasing composition.