(b. 1697, Venezia, d. 1768, Venezia)

The Fonteghetto della Farina

c. 1730
Oil on canvas, 66 x 112 cm
Private collection

This painting was probably painted for the Venetian man of letters and bibliophile Giovan Battista Recanati. It depicts the Flour Warehouse, the building that in 1750 was to become the the first seat of the Academy of Painting and Sculpture.