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The Bacino di San Marco with the San Giorgio Maggiore

The Bacino di San Marco with the San Giorgio Maggiore

Canaletto (in circa 1726)

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This large canvas showing the quayside of St Mark's Square in Venice with a view of the church of San Giorgio Maggiore, is an early work by Giovanni Antonio Canal, known as Canaletto. It is one of his many famous 'vedute' or Italian cityscapes.

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Title The Bacino di San Marco with the San Giorgio Maggiore
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 200 cm
Height 187 cm
Artists Schilder: Canaletto
Accession number 3191 (OK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed 1990
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1990
Age artist About 29 years old
External exhibitions Maestro van Wittel - Hollandse meester van het Italiaanse stadsgezicht (2019)
Canaletto et Guardi (2012)
Geographical origin Italy > Southern Europe > Europe

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Venetië 1697 - Venetië 1768

The Venetian painter Canaletto specialised in cityscapes of Venice. As a rule he based his paintings on extensive sketch studies that he made on location....

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