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Canaletto (Venice 1697-Venice 1768)

The Piazza from the Piazzetta with the Campanile and the south side of San Marco 1744

Oil on canvas | 78.1 x 121.3 cm | RCIN 400516

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A high viewpoint with several views combined make this a comprehensive panorama that would be impossible from a single vantage point. The 15-day Festa della Sensa, celebrating the Feast of the Ascension, is shown, with traders and many figures in carnival dress. Street players perform masques (mommarie), and mountebanks give performances or advertise their wares.