The Antechamber of the Sala del Maggior Consiglio

Francesco Guardi Italian

Not on view

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 Guardi has telescoped his view in order to accommodate the scene, the room is otherwise accurately depicted. Guardi’s pendant depicting the Ridotto Pubblico is also in The Met’s collection.

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

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