Italian, 1712 - 1793

A View on the Grand Canal with the Rialto Bridge

Date: ca. 1754

The Rialto Bridge is one of the most famous structures in the world. Grand Tourists clamored for such snapshots of Venice, and this artist happily responded. Guardi, one of the city’s leading artists in the 1700s, produced many such works—called vedute, or “view,” paintings—to meet tourists’ demands.

Medium: Oil on panel

Dimensions: H: 9 1/2 x W: 13 5/8 in.

Place: Venice, Italy

Accession: 0088

Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection

Category: Paintings - Landscapes

Tags: Grand Canal , Rialto Bridge , Venice

Purchased June 3, 1987 from Newhouse Galleries. From the collections of the Honorable Hugh Elliot, England, August 2, 1882; E. J. Bleiberg, London, England, April, 1978, Viscountess Hereford, England.