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Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

The Arsenale c.1740-45

Pencil, pen and ink | 27.1 x 37.4 cm | RCIN 907477

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The southern entrance to the fortified shipyards known as the Arsenale is flanked by two crenallated towers. The wooden drawbridge cuts across the picture plane, showing Canaletto experimenting with greater variety in form and composition.