01 Painting of the Canals of Venice, Giuseppe Borsato’s Grand Canal in Venice, with footnotes. #100

Giuseppe Borsato, VENICE 1771 – 1849 VENICE, ITALIAN SCHOOL
Grand Canal in Venice, c. 1829

Oil on canvas
54,2 x 64,2 cm ; 21 1/2 by 25 1/4 in.
Private collection

The Grand Canal in Venice, Italy forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city. Public transport is provided by water buses and private water taxis, and many tourists explore the canal by gondola.

One end of the canal leads into the lagoon near the Santa Lucia railway station and the other end leads into Saint Mark Basin; in between, it makes a large reverse-S shape through the central districts of Venice. More Grand Canal

Giuseppe Borsato (1771 in Venice – 15 October 1849 in Venice) was an Italian. From 1791 to 1792, he studied with Agostino Mengozzi-Colonna at the Accademia di Belle Arti.
He painted interiors of churches, sometimes in the manner of Canaletto, but was also influenced by his contemporary, Vincenzo Chilone. Among his best known decorative works are those at St Mark’s Basilica and Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. In 1807, he and his student, Francesco Bagnara, decorated the Teatro La Fenice. He also painted frescoes in the Palazzo Zabarella during its renovation in 1818, alongside Francesco Hayez and Giovanni Carlo Bevilacqua.

In 1815, his paintings were used in a popular guide to the artworks of Venice, written by Giannantonio Moschini. In 1831, his lectures at the Accademia di Belle Arti were published by the Accademia as Opere Ornamentale. More on Giuseppe Borsato

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