Venice: The Punta della Dogana
This painting is part of the group: Two Views of Venice

This scene shows the entrance to the Grand Canal with the Dogana da Mar, the Customs House of Venice, built by Benoni about 1677. On top of the gateway is a golden ball, with a weather vane representing Fortune.

This work is a pendant to 'Venice: The Giudecca with the Zitelle' and can be compared with 'Venice: The Punta della Dogana' by the same artist.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1712 - 1793
Full title
Venice: The Punta della Dogana
Group
Date made
1780s
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
18.7 x 23.8 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Mrs Elizabeth Carstairs, 1952
Inventory number
NG6156
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Two Views of Venice

Painting
Francesco Guardi
1780s
Francesco Guardi: 'Venice: The Giudecca with the Zitelle'