[br]Trained by his father as a painter of theatrical scenery, Canaletto was the most celebrated view painter in Venice during the 18th century. His paintings were especially popular with foreigners, who bought them as souvenirs of their Italian tours. The scene is topographically correct: the view south from the Piazzetta of San Marco is dominated by the wes...
21-1/8 x 28-1/4 in
Oil on canvas
Public Domain, Courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art