San Pietro Martire in Murano

Francesco Guardiearly 1760s

Museo Correr

Museo Correr
Venice, Italy

This is a study of one of the two canvases that once decorated the San Domenico chapel in the San Pietro Martire church, shown here. Although the canvas is documented as having been in the church, no trace of it can be found. However, the drawing remains a precious reminder of Guardi’s work as a landscape artist. In it, we can see the particular attention he paid to perspective and topography, together with his clever and skillful use of chiaroscuro.


  • Title: San Pietro Martire in Murano
  • Creator: Francesco Guardi
  • Date Created: early 1760s
  • Physical Location: Venezia, Museo Correr, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, inv. Cl. III n. 179
  • Physical Dimensions: 405 x 726 mm
  • Type: Drawing
  • Medium: Black pencil, pen and brush, brown ink on paper

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