Santa Giustina in prà della Valle, Padua

Canaletto (Italian, 1697-1768)

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The domes of the basilica of Santa Giustina dominate the immense square in Padua known as the Prato, both exaggerated for dramatic effect.

Canaletto, a view painter of Venice, was immensely popular with the English making the Grand Tour of Italy. It was not a coincidence that almost all of Canaletto's etchings were made in the 1740s when the Austrian War of Succession interrupted tourism.

Purchased with money from the Carl H. Lieber Memorial Fund for the John Herron Art Institute, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art, in 1941.

Object Information

Canaletto (Italian, 1697-1768)
creation date
about 1745
11-7/8 x 17-1/8 in. (image)
15-5/8 x 21-1/2 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
Signed on plate, l.l.: A. Canal f.
Inscribed, l.c.: Sa. Giustina in pra' della Vale
accession number
credit line
Carl H. Lieber Memorial Fund
Public Domain
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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