The Piazza San Marco in Venice

The Piazza San Marco in Venice, 1724, Canaletto
141.5 cm204.5 cm

The Piazza San Marco in Venice is an Oil on Canvas Painting created by Canaletto from 1723 to 1724. It lives at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Spain. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Public Square and Cities. SourceDownload

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Here, Canaletto fixes his earlier mistake, rendering the bell tower in the Piazza San Marco in Venice with all eight vertical windows. This is a larger canvas than we're used to seeing from Canaletto, whose mid-sized canvasses were designed to be purchased while visiting Italy, and easily transported home—a sort of 18th century postcard.

Reed Enger, "The Piazza San Marco in Venice," in Obelisk Art History, Published February 10, 2019; last modified February 10, 2019, http://arthistoryproject.com/artists/canaletto/the-piazza-san-marco-in-venice/.

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