Venetian Scene, Santa Maria Della Salute
Artist: Possibly after
Date Made/Found: 1725-1785
, Italian, 1715 - 1785
Material and Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Frame: 815 × 1013mm
Sight size: 651 × 848mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.5789
This painting a view of the Grand Canal in Venice featuring the church of Santa Maria Della Salute as its focal point. The church was built in the 17th century to mark the end of a severe outbreak of the plague and soon became a popular subject for many artists, including Canaletto, David Roberts and J.M.W. Turner.
Niccolò Guardi came from a family of Venetian painters, who were well known for their paintings of detailed cityscapes. Guardi was known for making atmospheric paintings and painted many views of this church towards the end of his career.