Canal in Venice

A sense of history guided John Gellatly and many collectors of his ear. Gellatly no doubt believed this painting to be a minor work by the Baroque landscapist Francesco Guardi. Its frame, made in the 1920s but inspired by earlier Venetian designs, underscores its age and character.

Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano, 2021.

Title
Canal in Venice
Artists
Follower of Francesco Guardi
Date
18th century
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 3 1164 516 in. (7.811.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of John Gellatly

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Exterior – religious – church
  • Architecture – boat – gondola
Object Number
1929.6.50
Palette
Linked Open Data
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