Previously considered to be the work of an imitator of Canaletto, the autograph status of this picture was recognised during recent restoration. It is one of many versions by Canaletto of this view of the Grand Canal looking east towards the Bacino di San Marco from the Campo San Vio (shown in the right foreground). The large building on the left is the Palazzo Corner della Ca? Grande. The painting dates from relatively early in Canaletto?s career, probably from the second half of the 1720s.