Piazza San Marco, Venice

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1775-1799

GUSN

GUSN-72066

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

paintings (visual works)
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Oil
Coated Canvas
Painting

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.

Associated Person

Codman, Charles Russell, 1784-1852

Associated Building

Subject Piazza San Marco,

Maker

After Canaletto, Antonio, 1697-1768 (Artist)

Dimensions

33 x 41 x 2 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.849

Places

Probably