The Piazza San Marco


Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit, United States


  • Title: The Piazza San Marco
  • Creator: Canaletto
  • Creator Lifespan: 1697 - 1768
  • Creator Nationality: Italian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Date: 1738/1740
  • Physical Location: Detroit, MI, U.S.A.
  • Provenance: Great Britain, Hornby Castle, Yorkshire & London, Collection Dukes of Leeds (Thomas Osbourne, 4th Duke of Leeds and by descent to the 10th Duke); London, Christie's auction, Duke of Leeds, 11 June 1920, lot 3 (sold to Arthur J. Sully with its pendant, The Piazza of San Marco looking towards the Campanile); London, Arthur J. Sully (dealer-1920-22); from whom purchased by New York, Daniel H. Farr (dealer); from whom purchased by New York, Scott & Fowles (dealer-1922) (see curatorial remarks re: Daniel H. Farr); New York, Collection Thomas B. Cochran (purchased from Scott & Fowles); New York, Julius H. Weitzner (dealer-1942--see curatorial remarks); New York, Schneider-Gabriel Galleries (1943), from whom purchased by the DIA in exchange for George Inness's ‚?†Moonrise--Montclair‚?†, valued at $2,000 plus $3,000 from the Founder's Society., Founders Society Purchase, General Membership Fund and funds from Edsel B. Ford
  • Physical Dimensions: w47 x h29.88 in (without frame)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Detroit Institute of Arts
  • External Link: http://dia.org
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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