The Antechamber of the Sala del Maggior Consiglio

Francesco Guardi Italian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 644

Known for landscapes and imaginary city views, Guardi also painted a few interiors, including this image depicting Venetian officials and petitioners outside the principal council chamber of the Doge’s palace. Although he has telescoped his view in order to accommodate the scene, the room is otherwise accurately represented. Guardi paired this painting with one of the Ridotto Pubblico, also in The Met collection.

The Antechamber of the Sala del Maggior Consiglio, Francesco Guardi (Italian, Venice 1712–1793 Venice), Oil on canvas

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