The Equestrian Monument, c. 1735-1746

This is one of Canaletto’s fantasy views of faded grandeur. Laundry hangs out to dry from the upper-level logia and the add-on wooden terrace, beneath which two men sit drinking at a table while the women do all the work. The statue atop a massive column recalls Venice’s famous equestrian statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni executed by Andrea del Verrocchio in the 1480s, but Canaletto’s version stands near fortifications by the sea rather than in a city square.

Details
Title
The Equestrian Monument
Artist Life
(Venice), 1697–1768
Role
Artist
Accession Number
P.13,330
Catalogue Raisonne
Bromberg 23 os early; De Vesme 20 os; Pallucchini 23 os; Venice 1986-87, no. 25, os
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