Venice: The Doge's Palace and the Molo

To the right of the Doge's Palace are the state prisons, while to the left are the library, Zecca, and the State Granaries (now destroyed), before which is moored the ducal galley. It was used by the doge for all state occasions except the Ascension Day ceremony.

This work and its pendant, 'Venice: The Punta della Dogana' can be dated around 1770. A drawing (Venice, Museo Correr) includes some studies of figures and boats which are used in this painting.

Key facts

Artist dates
1712 - 1793
Full title
Venice: The Doge's Palace and the Molo from the Basin of San Marco
Date made
about 1770
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
58.1 x 76.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by the Misses Cohen as part of the John Samuel Collection, 1906
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Two Views of Venice

Francesco Guardi
about 1770
Francesco Guardi: 'Venice: The Punta della Dogana'