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The Garden of Palazzo Contarini dal Zaffo  1770

by Francesco Guardi

A member of a family of painters in Venice, Francesco Guardi is renowned for his lively views of the most recognizable monuments of this picturesque city and for his engaging architectural fantasies, or capricci. Wealthy travelers making the grand tour of Europe—considered an essential part of an education for upper-class men—provided an important market for such views. In...
48 × 78 cm (19 × 30 5/8 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago