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The Meeting of Pope Pius VI and Doge Paolo Renier at San Giorgio in Alga

Francesco Guardi, Italian (active Venice), 1712 - 1793

Geography:
Made in Venice, Veneto, Italy, Europe

Date:
1782

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
28 x 32 inches (71.1 x 81.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 390, European Art 1500-1850, third floor

Accession Number:
E1924-3-49

Credit Line:
The William L. Elkins Collection, 1924

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When Pope Pius VI visited Venice in 1782, the Venetian republic commissioned Francesco Guardi to paint a series of scenes depicting the papal ceremonies. The artist later made smaller-scale replicas, including this work that shows the ruler, or doge, of Venice and a throng of colorful boaters greeting the pope on his arrival.


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