As the practice of acquiring souvenirs of trips abroad and of the Grand Tour developed, Canaletto was one of the first painters to specialise in the genre known as Vedute. These were paintings of landscapes and city views. The genre is particularly associated with Venice, but it grew out of emulation and exchanges between Northern and Southern Europe. The first examples were paintings of Flemish landscapes. This view is of the bend made by the Canale di Santa Chiara at the Santa Croce quay.
- Artwork on loan until July 2019, currently presented as part of the exhibition "Canaletto and Venice" at the Doge's Palace, Venice, from February 23 to June 9, 2019.