Canal in Venice

Copied Unidentified (Italian), Francesco Guardi, Canal in Venice, 18th century, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly, 1929.6.50
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Artwork Details

Title
Canal in Venice
Artists
Unidentified (Italian)
Follower of Francesco Guardi
Date
18th century
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 3 1164 516 in. (7.811.0 cm.)
Credit Line
Gift of John Gellatly
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Exterior — religious — church
  • Architecture — boat — gondola
  • Figure group
Object Number
1929.6.50

Artwork Description

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.