(b. 1697, Venezia, d. 1768, Venezia)
Punta della Dogana in Venice1724-30
Oil on canvas, 46 x 63 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
This painting belongs to a group of seven views from the harbour side of Venice, all of them in the neighbourhood of the Molo or of the Punta della Dogana at the mouth of the Grand Canal. Nothing is known about the individual responsible for commissioning the series. All of the compositions are adaptations of somewhat older and more ambitious works. However, there is a strong stylistic unity.