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The Canal Grande with Santa Maria della Salute

Francesco Guardi (in c. 1750-1775)

This Venetian 'veduta' (view) was probably made in situ in or near the Palazzo Gritti on the Grand Canal, with a view of the Santa Maria della Salute, the showpiece of the Venetian Baroque, built by architect Baldassare Longhena between 1631 and 1682. The drawing is a preliminary study for the right half of a painting by Guardi in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (inv. 3147).


Specifications

Title The Canal Grande with Santa Maria della Salute
Material and technique Pencil, pen and brown ink, brown wash
Object type Drawing
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions (general) Height : 242 mm
Width : 283 mm
Makers Draughtsman: Francesco Guardi
Accession number I 434 recto (PK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 31-12-1940
Age maker Between 33 and 43 years old
Collector Collector / Franz Koenigs
Exhibitions De Collectie Twee - wissel II, Prenten & Tekeningen (2009)
Material Pen > Writing materials > Desk accessories > Work > Utensil
Brown ink > Ink > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Pencil > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Object Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Technique Washing > Wash > Drawing technique > Material and technique
Washing > Wash > Drawing technique > Material and technique
Geographical origin Italy > Southern Europe > Europe
Place of manufacture Venice > Veneto region > Italy > Southern Europe > Europe

All about the maker

Francesco Guardi

Venetië 1712 - Venetië 1793

Francesco Guardi was a Venetian artist of 'vedute', large detailed cityscapes almost exclusively of Venice. On several occasions he worked with his brother Giov..