The elegant church of Santa Maria della Salute, with its distinctive scroll-shaped dome buttresses, stands at the eastern entrance of the Grand Canal and is the masterpiece of its architect, Baldassare Longhena. It was begun in 1631 but not completed until 1687, after the architect’s death. This is a characteristic mature work by Guardi, whose atmospheric views of Venice populated by lively figures contrast with the crystalline clarity of Canaletto’s cityscapes.


  • Title: Santa Maria della Salute, Venice
  • Creator: Francesco Guardi
  • Date Created: About 1770
  • Physical Location: Scottish National Galllery
  • Location Created: Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: h 50.50, w 40.90 cm
  • Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs Nisbet Hamilton Ogilvy of Biel 1921
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: https://www.nationalgalleries.org/copyright-image-licensing
  • External Link: See this work at nationalgalleries.org
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Art Genre: Landscape
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Support: Canvas
  • Depicted Location: Santa Maria della Salute, Venice
  • Depicted Topic: Canal

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