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View of the Grand Canal

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When complete, this puzzle reveals View of the Grand Canal by Italian painter Giovanni Antonio Canal, known as Canaletto.

During the eighteenth century, many travelers visited Venice as part of the European Grand Tour. As Venice’s most prominent vedute, or ‘view’ painter, Canaletto’s paintings were among the most sought after pictorial mementos of these trips. He created more than 100 paintings of the Grand Canal alone.

The exact location of Canaletto’s view for this painting is identifiable because we know that the tall building on the left is the Palazzo Vendramin-Calergi, and the first building on the right is the important Deposito del Megio (the granary).

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