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Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

7: The Grand Canal looking south-west from the Rialto to Ca’ Foscari c.1724-25

Oil on canvas | 46.5 x 78.7 cm | RCIN 406890

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Here there are pedestrian walkways on both sides of the Grand Canal to offload goods. Canaletto has narrowed the Canal but made sure buildings are visible with angled sunlight giving a rhythmic recession of buildings on the left bank.