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View of the Grand Canal: Santa Maria della Salute and the Dogana from Campo Santa Maria Zobenigo  1743

by Bernardo Bellotto

Bernardo Bellotto was the nephew of Canaletto, a painter renowned for his idealized views of Venice. Together they produced many painted vistas for tourists who stopped in Venice on their Grand Tour of Italy. Grand Tourists would have purchased these types of paintings as souvenirs and reflections of their cultural sophistication. [br] In this architectural record of Ven...
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