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Italian, 1697-1768

le Procuratie niove e S. Ziminian V., from Vedute, 1735/44

Etching in black on ivory laid paper
143 x 209 mm (image); 145 x 211 mm (plate); 169 x 233 mm (sheet)

The Joseph Brooks Fair Collection, 1955.1013

This etching shows a view of the Piazza San Marco with the Procuratie Nuove on the left, San Geminiano in the center background, and the Campanile of San Moise beyond. Numerous figures and stalls fill the piazza. This and thirty ­four other etchings by Canaletto were probably commissioned and financed by Joseph Smith, British Consul in Venice.

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