Venice: The Arsenal

The gateway to the Arsenal is on the left. The building in the distance is the chapel of the Madonna dell'Arsenale.The composition is based on etchings by Carlevarijs and Marieschi.

It has been suggested that this picture dates from around 1755-60 and is among the very earliest of Guardi's view paintings.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1712 - 1793
Full title
Venice: The Arsenal
Date made
1755-60
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
62.3 x 96.9 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Presented by Alfred A. de Pass, 1920
Inventory number
NG3538
Location in Gallery