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The Bucintoro Festival of Venice. The Bacino di S. Marco with the "Bucintoro", the Doge's State Barge, on Ascension Day  1793

by Francesco Guardi

On the Canale di San Marco the barge of the Doge, Il Bucintoro, sails with its stem pointed towards the Riva degli Schiavoni. The pink façade of the Doge’s Palace and the bell tower of St Mark’s Church serve as clear points of reference. [br] On the barge the doge is joined by the ministers of state, older aristocratic representatives from the municipal government, and p...
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Denmark