(b. 1688, Venezia, d. 1782, Venezia)

The Canal Grande from Santa Croce to the East

Royal Collection, Windsor

The painter who introduced this part of Venice in topographical painting was Canaletto. Following his example Antonio Visentini made an etching for the series Prospectus Magni Canalis Venetiarum, published in 1735 and 1742. Canaletto included both sides of the canal in the scene and he chose a distant standpoint in the bend of the canal near the Fondamenta della Croce.

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