CANAL, Bernardo
(b. 1664, Venezia, d. 1744, Venezia)

Temple of Antoninus and Faustina in Rome

Oil on canvas, 148 x 199 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

The attribution of this large canvas, a veduta of the Roman Forum framed as a capriccio by the outside wall of the Colosseum was the subject of a heated debate. It was attributed to the young Canaletto until 2001, when the name of Bernardo Canal was proposed. This attribution is now accepted.

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