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The Entrance of the Canal Grande with the Santa Maria della Salute

The Entrance of the Canal Grande with the Santa Maria della Salute

Francesco Guardi (in 1700-1800)

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Guardi had a particular eye for the poetic qualities of the city of Venice and allowed himself greater freedom with the topography than, for example, a similar painter such as Canaletto. His free brush strokes resulted in atmospheric 'vedute', Venetian cityscapes. This veduta, too was turned into an exceptional work by the subtly depicted atmosphere and the light, silver-grey tonality.

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Title The Entrance of the Canal Grande with the Santa Maria della Salute
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 53 cm
Height 34 cm
Artists Schilder: Francesco Guardi
Accession number 3147 (OK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed 1985
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1985
Age artist Unknown
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
External exhibitions Maestro van Wittel - Hollandse meester van het Italiaanse stadsgezicht (2019)
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Geographical origin Italy > Southern Europe > Europe

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Francesco Guardi

Venetië 1712 - Venetië 1793

Francesco Guardi was a Venetian artist of 'vedute', large detailed cityscapes almost exclusively of Venice. On several occasions he worked with his brother...

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