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Bacino di S. Marco: From the Piazzetta

Bacino di S. Marco: From the Piazzetta
(c. 1750)

oil on canvas
131.4 × 163.2 cm
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1986
© Public Domain
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Gallery location
17th to 18th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International

Canaletto’s views of Venice were disseminated widely in Europe as both paintings and prints, which he produced primarily for the developing tourist market in Italy, and particularly for wealthy Englishmen on the Grand Tour of the Continent. This painting is one of four views of Venice that were commissioned from Canaletto by William Holbech, for the dining room of his family home, Farnborough Hall, in Warwickshire. Holbech had spent fifteen years in Venice and knew Canaletto well.