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The Bacino di San Marco, looking North

CANALETTO, Antonio (1697 - 1768)

The Bacino di San Marco, looking North

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 141.3 x 154.0 cm

Acquired: 1957; Purchase; with assistance of the Art Fund

Accession Number: NMW A 76

Canaletto was the first great Venetian view painter, specialising in topographical and imaginary landscapes. His work was much sought after by British visitors to Venice and he spent the years 1746-55 in England. This picture probably dates from around 1730. It shows the view from Guidecca island towards the 'Basin of St Mark' with the principal public buildings of Venice, the Customs House, Campanile, St Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace.

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Irene
2 July 2017, 12:05
Will be visiting Cardiff again in August. Can't wait to visit The Museum of Wales, particularly to see the Canaletto painting.
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