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 the 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.