The Entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice, 1775-1793
pen and brown ink with light-brown wash over graphite on laid paper
14.3 x 30.7 cm
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.