About this artwork
Employing a wide variety of tones and marks, Canaletto expertly depicted this imagined scene with its smattering of actual ancient ruins. A follower of the artist later copied this important etching to produce the nearly identical painting on the right. The painted version, however, omitted or reinterpreted most of the foreground figures. A new scene of a man standing next to an architectural fragment near the building to the right has also been added, emphasizing the visitor’s interest in the antique.
Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- The Portico with the Lantern, from Vedute
- Etching in black on ivory laid paper
- 300 x 434 mm (image); 304 x 436 mm (plate); 433 x 581 mm (sheet)
- The Joseph Brooks Fair Collection