Ale Porto del Dolo
From the series Vedute altre prese da i luoghi altre ideate (Venice: Giovanni Battista Pasquali, 2nd edition 1754/55-59)

Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal), Italian (active Venice, Rome, and England), 1697 - 1768. Dedicated to Joseph Smith, British (active Venice), c. 1682 - 1770.

Made in Italy, Europe

c. 1744-1746


Plate: 11 7/8 x 17 1/8 inches (30.2 x 43.5 cm) Sheet (folded): 17 5/8 x 22 11/16 inches (44.8 x 57.6 cm) Sheet (unfolded): 17 5/8 x 23 3/4 inches (44.8 x 60.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Purchased with the Lisa Norris Elkins Fund, 1951

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Canaletto's set of thirty-one etchings, dedicated to Consul Joseph Smith, combines famous sites in Venice, such as the Piazza San Marco, with imaginary scenes and views of the mainland. Here, a passenger barge leaves the locks at the town of Dolo on the Naviglio del Brenta, a modified channel of the Brenta River that connected Venice with the city of Padua. Travelers on the Grand Tour often made the journey to Venice down this section of the Brenta.