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

The Bucintore Returning to the Molo on Ascension Day

c. 1740
Oil on canvas, 187 x 259 cm
Pushkin Museum, Moscow

The painting is presumably a replica, painted by Canaletto himself, of the painting executed for the Count of Gergy in 1726 and subsequently lost. The painting was executed on the occasion of the reception of the French Ambassador, Jacques Vincent Languet, Count of Gergy in Venice.