VIEW OF THE GRAND CANAL IN VENICE FROM FONDAMENTA DEL VIN
In the Hermitage this painting was considered to be the work of Canaletto; it was acquired by the Pushkin Museum as one by Marieschi. In all probability this Moscow canvas and The Rialto Bridge in Venice from the Riva del Vin side in the Hermitage belonged at one time to the same series of works with views of Venice.
The composition of both canvases is not original: in the Pushkin Museum picture it can be traced to a painting by Antonio Stoma from a private collection in Rome; the composition of the picture from the Hermitage can be traced to an engraving by Luca Carlevaris.
Provenance: acquired from the collection of A.Y.Italinskii (St Petersburg) for the Hermitage in 1829; transferred to the Rumyantsev Museum in 1862; in the Pushkin Museum since 1924.