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The Entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice, 1775-1793

Francesco Guardi
Italian, 1712 - 1793
pen and brown ink with light-brown wash over graphite on laid paper
14.3 x 30.7 cm
Purchased 1950
National Gallery of Canada (no. 5819r)

Francesco Guardi, like Canaletto, specialized in views of Venice, though his drawings tend to be more rhythmic and energetic in handling, and so have a direct, contemporary appearance. This drawing once formed part of a sketchbook that included panoramic studies of specific Venetian locations.

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