Venice: The Punta della Dogana

The dome of S. Maria della Salute dominates this view. To the left are the Seminario and the Dogana da Mar; S. Gregorio and the campanile of S. Vio are on the right. There are several versions of this view by Guardi. This picture with its pendant, 'Venice: The Doge's Palace and the Molo' can be dated around 1770.

A drawing for the composition survives (Vienna, Albertina).

Key facts

Artist dates
1712 - 1793
Full title
Venice: The Punta della Dogana with S. Maria della Salute
Date made
about 1770
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
56.2 x 75.9 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 Doge's Palace and the Molo'