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

Piazza San Marco: Looking East from the South West Corner

c. 1760
Pen and ink with wash on paper, 190 x 282 mm
Royal Collection, Windsor

This attractive contemporary drawing can be associated with the composition of a painting with identical title in the National Gallery, London. The drawing shows the view extending some way towards the left, so that it is possible to see the Torre dell'Orologio. This worked up sketch probably preceded the painting and a group of other related works by Canaletto.