Venice: The Grand Canal with S. Simeone Piccolo

The domed 18th-century church of S. Simeone Piccolo (SS. Simeone e Giuda), was rebuilt by Scalfarotto and consecrated in 1738.

This is one of Canaletto's most carefully conceived and executed large pictures, and is impressive for the control of lighting and perspectival effects, and also for the lively representation of incidental details.

Key facts

Artist dates
1697 - 1768
Full title
Venice: The Upper Reaches of the Grand Canal with S. Simeone Piccolo
Date made
about 1740
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
124.5 x 204.6 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Lord Farnborough, 1838
Inventory number
Location in Gallery