Venice: The Grand Canal facing Santa Croce

To the right of the Grand Canal is the church of Santa Croce. Further in the distance are the dome of S. Simeone Piccolo and, beyond, the campanile of S. Geremia. This painting is a pendant to Venice: S.Simeone Piccolo.

In spite of their inscriptions they are considered to be pastiches in the manner of Canaletto. The composition for this work may be derived from part of an engraving by Antonio Visentini of 1742. The composition appears as part of another work in the collection, Venice: Upper Reaches of the Grand Canal facing Santa Croce.

Key facts

Artist dates
1697 - 1768
Full title
Venice: Upper Reaches of the Grand Canal facing Santa Croce
Date made
after 1738
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
38.8 x 46.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1860
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Two Views across the Grand Canal

Follower of Canaletto
after 1738
Follower of Canaletto: 'Venice: S. Simeone Piccolo'