A piazza is surrounded with stone buildings on three sides; at right is a basilica (San Marco). Across the background are multi-storied buildings; the center building has a large clock face in its center and a bell with two bronze figures at its top. At the left is a building with columns (the loggia) and part of a tower (the campanile). In the square are three flag poles and numerous seated and standing figures. A blue sky with white clouds is visible over the buildings.


  • Title: The Clock Tower in the Piazza San Marco
  • Creator: Giovanni Antoni Canal, called Canaletto Italian (Venetian)
  • Date Created: 1728/1730
  • Physical Dimensions: Unframed: 20 1/2 x 27 3/8 inches (52.07 x 69.52 cm) Framed: 27 1/4 x 34 x 2 1/4 inches (69.22 x 86.36 x 5.72 cm)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust
  • External Link: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Culture: Italian

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