The Bucintoro Returning to the Molo & A Regatta on the Grand Canal by Canaletto

Two works showing Venice in festive mood.


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).

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The Bowes Museum Newgate, BARNARD CASTLE County Durham DL12 8NP 01833 690606

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