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Santa Giustina in Pra' della Valle, Padua
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Santa Giustina in Pra' della Valle, Padua

Circa 1741-44

Artist
Giovanni Antonio Canaletto (1697 - 1768)

Etcher
Giovanni Antonio Canaletto (1697 - 1768)

Ink on paper

Width: 42.8 cm (plate mark); Height: 29.7 cm (plate mark);

Inscription
Signed, printed, lower left & recto:
A. Canal f.
Inscribed, printed, lower centre & recto:
S.a Giustina in pra della Vale

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Oppenheimer, Henry; bequest; 1933 (January)
G.1933.HO.1.7

About this work
In 1741, Canaletto began a panoramic painting of Padua’s vast square, the Prato della Valle. To include a related print in his album of etchings, Views of Venice (1741-44), he split the composition to conform to the format of the other prints. Side by side, this print and its pendant, Pra' della Valle (G.1933.HO.1.8) reconstitute the original view, with a single figure bridging the gap: visible standing at the right edge of the left plate, a section of his cloak overlaps the right. (Permanent collection label)



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