BELLOTTO, Bernardo
(b. 1720, Venezia, d. 1780, Warszawa)

View of the Grand Canal at San Stae

1738-40
Oil on canvas, 70,5 x 126,5 cm
Private collection

This painting is the work of the young Bellotto, previously regarded as the work of Canaletto. The lean figures, rendered with thick brush strokes, are looking almost like caricatures.