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Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

San Giorgio Maggiore c.1735-40

Pencil, pen and ink | 26.8 x 37.7 cm | RCIN 907482

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Like the Redentore, the monastery church of San Giorgio Maggiore was also designed by Palladio, on an island across from the Piazza San Marco. The quay in the foreground would seem to be that of the Dogana (customs house), but at that spot San Giorgio is not seen from this angle.