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Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

The Piazzetta looking north towards the Torre dell’Orologio c.1723-24

Oil on canvas | 172.8 x 135.2 cm | RCIN 405074

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The focal point of this painting is the Torre dell’Orologio in the distance. The figure gesturing grandly is one of the highest-ranking officers of the Republic, probably a Procurator, dressed in crimson, with an official in black stepping behind.