(b. 1697, Venezia, d. 1768, Venezia)
Reception of the Ambassador in the Doge's Palacec. 1730
Oil on canvas, 184 x 265 cm
Canaletto executed some paintings for the Imperial ambassador to Venice, Count Bolagnos, recording the ceremony of the presentation of his credentials to the doge in 1729. The resulting two paintings, the Reception of the Ambassador in the Doge's Palace and the Bucintoro Returning to the Molo on Ascension Day, are now in private collection.