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View of the Grand Canal with the New Buildings at Rialto

Francesco Guardi

The picture arrived in the Pinacoteca along with its companion piece, as part of the bequest from Pietro Oggioni. Guardi was trained as a painter of figures in the studio of his father Domenico, but started to paint vedute around the middle of the 1750s, imitating the perspective framings and sweeping views of Canaletto but adopting a more rapid style based on frayed brushstrokes which produced more blurred and vibrant atmospheres than those of the master.

Download hi-res image TITLE View of the Grand Canal with the New Buildings at Rialto
AUTHOR Francesco Guardi
DATE 1756-1760
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS cm 56 × 75
INVENTORY 665
ROOM XXXV
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