Grand Canal from Palazzo Flangini to Palazzo Bembo
On View In:
Gallery 307
Artist:   Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal)  
Title:   Grand Canal from Palazzo Flangini to Palazzo Bembo  
Date:   c. 1740  
Medium:   Oil on canvas  
Dimensions:   24 1/8 x 36 3/8 in. (61.28 x 92.39 cm) (canvas)  
Credit Line:   Bequest of Miss Tessie Jones in memory of Herschel V. Jones  
Location:   Gallery 307  

Painted from a vantage point near the present-day railroad station, this placid scene shows where the Grand Canal in Venice begins to curve toward the east. Many of the palaces and monuments pictured here still stand, including the Palazzo Flangini (the first building in the left foreground) and the adjacent Scuola dei Morti. Behind them the cupola of the church of San Geremia can be found. The Palazzo Correr Contarini stands midway down the left bank, which is visible as far as the Palazzo Gritti (now a hotel) and concludes with the church of San Marcuola.

Name:   Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal)  
Nationality:   Italian  
Life Dates:   Italian (Venice), 1697 - 1768  

Object Description  
Classification:   Paintings  
Creation Place:   Europe, Italy, , , Venice  
Accession #:   68.41.11  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts