The 17th-century Palazzo Pesaro, designed by Longhena, is depicted in the centre. On the right a funeral boat can be seen before the façade of the church of S. Stae (Sant'Eustachio). The Palazzo Corner della Regina is at the extreme left.The composition is based on an etching by Michiel Marieschi in 'Magnificentiores Selectioresque Urbis Venetiarum Prospectus', 1741.

It is tentatively suggested that the painting dates from around 1755-60.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1712 - 1793
Full title
Venice: The Grand Canal with Palazzo Pesaro
Date made
about 1755-60
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
92.7 x 130.9 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Lord Revelstoke, 1929
Inventory number
NG4457
Location in Gallery