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Giovanni Antonio Canale, called Canaletto


The Arsenal: the Water Entrance.

c.1732. Oil on canvas. Woburn Abbey, UK. Read Note.

Canaletto. The Arsenal: the Water Entrance.

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 Arsenal’s water entrance. The painting is one of 24 works by Canaletto bought by the 4th Duke of Bedford, which remain together at Woburn Abbey.