Two works showing Venice in festive mood.
The Bucintoro Returning to the Molo & A Regatta on the Grand Canal by Canaletto, 17301735
© The Bowes Museum
- Oil on canvas
- 1) 156.2 x 238.1 cm; 2) 149.8 x 218.4 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £40,000 ( Total: £385,000)
- Acquired in:
- Descendants of Thomas Anderson
1) The Doge has just returned from the Lido in his State Barge after the ceremony of the Wedding of the Sea, which was a big tourist attraction of the time; 2) The regattas are recorded from 1300 onwards, both annually during carnival time and in honour occasionally of distinguished visitors.
In Anderson family (Newcastle).