Citation"Piazza San Marco, Venice
(Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto) , 1943.106,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Jun 04, 2023, https://hvrd.art/o/304349.
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In the foreground, a wide piazza opens, filled with small groups of people coming and going. Directly across it is a large cathedral with a row of tall arches on the front facade, a roof with multiple domes topped with crosses, and at right, a spire that rises several times taller than all buildings around it. The spire rises to a platform surrounded by columns which are topped with a tall, sharply angled roof on which a winged statue stands. Under a fair, blue sky, the scene is lit by bright sunshine, the building at right casting a short shadow onto the piazza.