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The view of San Marco Quay  from the Bay
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18th Century
Giovanni Antonio CANALETTO
Born 1697, Died 1768
The view of San Marco Quay from the Bay
[Veduta del Molo di San Marco dal Bacino]
Oil on canvas
53.4 x 70.8 cm  [HxW]
Private Collection

Canletto’s views of Venice contain a wealth of detail about social and commercial life. The strongly horizontal composition emphasises the contrast of the tilting, active gondola poles against the vertical buildings. Touches of red reinforce the cool water with its shimmering reflections.

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