Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal)

The Molo, Venice, looking West

About this artwork

This shows the Molo waterfront looking towards the entrance to the Grand Canal. At the right is the column of St Theodore, with the Marciana Library and the Zecca (Mint) beyond. To the left are the Dogana (Customs’ House) and the church of Santa Maria della Salute, with its distinctive scroll buttresses. Although representing classic Venetian views, these paintings may in fact date from after Canaletto’s move to England in 1744. He often painted replicas of earlier works on demand.

  • title:
    The Molo, Venice, looking West
  • accession number:
    NGL 002.13
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    Unknown
  • measurements:
    44.45 x 74.93 cm (framed: 66.20 x 96.00 x 8.30 cm)
  • credit line:
    Lent by Teviot Investments Limited with the consent of The Earl of Portarlington

Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal)

Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal)