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Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

A view of a town on a river bank c.1740

Etching | 30.9 x 44.4 cm | RCIN 807795

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The print shows a view across the Brenta with houses and watermills on the opposite bank. The bare tree interrupting the centre of the composition recalls the earlier landscapes of Domenico Campagnola (c.1500-1564) and Titian (c.1490–1576).