The Pier towards the riva degli Schiavoni with the column of Saint Mark

CanalettoBefore 1742

Sforzesco Castle

Sforzesco Castle
Milan, Italy

The entry of Canaletto into the collection, which took
place by purchase only in 1995, signified an undoubted qualitative change for
the civic collection of Pinacoteca del Castello, expanding its range of
Venetian painting with some very important examples. Among
the numerous views of Venice, in this particular canvas a happy narrative synthesis
is achieved between the famous architectural scenes and the representation of
ordinary people engaged in their daily activities.


  • Title: The Pier towards the riva degli Schiavoni with the column of Saint Mark
  • Creator: Giovanni Antonio Canal, known as Canaletto
  • Date Created: Before 1742
  • Location: Castello Sforzesco, Pinacoteca, Milan
  • Physical Dimensions: 110,5 x 185,5 cm
  • Provenance: Purchase 1995
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Comune di Milano - Civiche Raccolte Artistiche, Castello Sforzesco, Milano
  • External Link: https://pinacoteca.milanocastello.it/
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Art Genre: Landscape
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Original title: Il Molo verso la riva degli Schiavoni con la colonna di San Marco
  • Artist Nationality: Italian
  • Artist Death Date: 1768
  • Artist Birth Place: Venice
  • Artist Birth Date: 1697

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