Until recently it was thought that this drawing was by Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto. We now know that it was in fact made by his nephew Bernardo Bellotto, who also called himself Canaletto. He left Italy in 1746 to work as a court painter, firstly in Dresden and later in Warsaw. He is best known for his large painted views of these two cities. This drawing of the north façade of the San Marco in Venice demonstrates the enormous precision with which Bellotto prepared his cityscapes.
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|Title||Architectural study of the Northern Facade of the Basilica di San Marco opposite S. Basso in Venice|
|Material and technique||Black chalk, pen and brown ink|
Drawing (recto) > Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 294 mm
Height 445 mm
Vroegere toeschrijving: Canaletto
|Accession number||I 326 recto (PK)|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)|
|Department||Drawings & Prints|
|Age artist||Between 15 and 25 years old|
|Collector||Collector / Franz Koenigs|
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|Geographical origin||Italy > Southern Europe > Europe|
|Place of manufacture||Venice > Veneto region > Italy > Southern Europe > Europe|