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Pale blue, blue-green, burnt siena; exterior scene; buildings, small figures.
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
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.
Subject Piazza San Marco,
After Canaletto, Antonio, 1697-1768 (Artist)
33 x 41 x 2 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman