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
Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection
Category: Paintings - Landscapes
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.