(b. 1697, Venezia, d. 1768, Venezia)
The Campo di Rialto1758-63
Oil on canvas, 119 x 186 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin
This austere, strikingly effective canvas, which belongs to the group of four paintings executed for Sigmund Streit, a German merchant who lived in Venice and Padua, depicts the Campo di Rialto. To the left is the goldsmiths' centre - the Ruga degli Orefici - and the Palazzo dei Dieci Savi, with the campanile of San Giovanni degli Elemosinario in the background. To the centre and at the right is the Fabbriche Vecchie di Rialto.