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

Piazza San Marco in Venice

c. 1740
Oil on canvas, 45 x 76 cm
Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris

Canaletto executed numerous versions of this veduta starting in 1722. The 1723 masterpiece now at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, documents the work being done for the new paving on the piazza. In later versions the vantage point and perspective changed, though very little. Above all. these show Canaletto's development in style and technique.