1753/1754 (?). St Petersburg - 1824, St Petersburg

The Grand Canal in Venice. View onto the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute

No earlier than 1779 – no later than 1797

Copy of Francesco Guardi (?) “Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute”. The basilica (Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute) is a Venetian cathedral on the Grand Canal, located in front of the Doge’s Palace. The basilica was built in honor of abolition of plague, which killed more than a third part of local population. Basilica held annual mass to signify the abolition; and also a celebration Festa della Salute was organized – for that event a ponton bridge would be installed from the Doge’s Palace to the church.

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