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Piazza San Marco from the Southwest Corner, with the Procuratie Nuove on the Right

Artist:
Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal) (Italian, Venice 1697–1768 Venice)
Date:
ca. 1724–80
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brown and gray wash
Dimensions:
9 x 13 1/8 in. (22.8 x 33.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.296
Not on view
Piazza San Marco and its bustling street life were popular subjects among the artists, especially Canaletto. In this ink and wash drawing, he has chosen to magnify the Procuratie Nuove, one of the three connected buildings delineating the Piazza.
Otto Gutekunst, London; Mrs. Otto Gutekunst, London; Villiers David, London; Paul Wallraf, London. Acquired by Robert Lehman in 1962
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