Canaletto. The Arsenal: the Water Entrance. c.1732. Oil on canvas. Woburn Abbey, UK. More.
The Arsenal: the Water Entrance. Arsenal, or naval boatyard, was established in the 12th century, there the powerful Venetian fleets were built. The view shows the Arsenalís water entrance. The painting is one of 24 works by Canaletto bought by the 4th Duke of Bedford, which remain together at Woburn Abbey.