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Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

'The bishop's tomb' c.1740

Etching | 22.0 x 13.3 cm | RCIN 807801

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The print shows a capriccio with a Gothic monument and ancient ruins, looking towards a town on the water’s edge. Canaletto cut the plate into three separate pieces, possibly because he was dissatisfied with the composition; this is the only surviving impression from the smallest portion.