The Wallace Collection

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Venice: the Grand Canal from the Palazzo Flangini to San Marcuola
  • Canaletto (1697 - 1768)
  • Venice: the Grand Canal from the Palazzo Flangini to San Marcuola
  • Italy
  • c. 1740 - 1750
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 46.5 x 77.5 cm
    Object size: 65 x 95 x 10 cm
  • P506
  • West Gallery I
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • The first picture in this pair with P510 depicts the upper reaches of the Grand Canal, looking east, with the Palazzo Flangini on the extreme left. On the opposite side of the canal is the Riva di Biasio with the Palazzo Zen and the Palazzo Bembo. The view was popular and exists in a number of versions by Canaletto and his studio: the prime version, engraved by Visentini in 1742, is in the Getty Museum (acquired in 2003). This painting is of almost the same dimensions as the Getty painting, although the boats and figures are different.

    The Wallace Collection’s pair, although generally agreed to be from the hand of Canaletto, are not of the highest quality. This led earlier commentators to suggest an attribution to Bellotto, which has been rejected in the most recent works on the artist.