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Piazza San Marco, Venice

1969.849 (RS85595)

Description

Pale blue, blue-green, burnt siena; exterior scene; buildings, small figures.

Details

Label
From "A Family Collects: Paintings and Sculpture from the Codman House," Concord Museum, 1993-1994: Both the event recorded in this view of the Piazza San Marco in Venice and the artist who painted it are unknown. The stage, with its cupola-like tower and the seating next to the Doge's Palace, are temporary structures erected for some theatrical production or carnival event. Charles Russell Codman wrote in his catalog that he bought the painting as the work of Canaletto, but reluctantly agreed with those who thought it was by his pupil, Francesco Guardi. It is more likely the work of another unidentified follower of Canaletto.
Maker
After Canaletto, Antonio, 1697-1768 (Artist)
Date
1775-1799
Associated Building
Subject Piazza San Marco. Subject Doge Palace. Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
canvas
Coated Canvas
Oil
oil paint (paint)
Painting
paintings (visual works)
People and organizations
Codman, Charles Russell, 1784-1852
Dimensions
33 x 41 x 2 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.849
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
72066

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