The Bucintoro at the Molo on Ascension Day  1745

by Canaletto

Oil on canvas, 45 1/4 x 64 inches (114.9 x 162.6 cm) [br] Philadelphia Museum of Art The William L. Elkins Collection, 1924 Label: The Bucintoro was the ceremonial boat of the Doge, the ruler of the Venetian republic. Once a year on Ascension Day, the Doge and other officials boarded this vessel to participate in a ritual celebrating the marriage of Venice and the se...
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