Nineteenth-century painting inspired by the famous
View of the San Marco basin church of San Giorgio Maggiore
and the Giudecca of the artist Francesco Guardi (Venice 1712-1793).
Seen from Piazza San Marco we find on the right the Church of San Giorgio,
designed by the Paduan architect Andrea Palladio
in the second half of the 1500s,
with still the old bell tower, which then collapsed in 1774.
On the right the church of Santa Maria della Presentation,
also called delle Zitelle, since in those days it was a hospitalization
and a job was taught to girls of marriageable age
too poor to have a dowry,
that therefore they risked to remain spinster and go to prostitution to survive.
More towards the center, the tip of Giudecca
with still the church of San Giovanni Battista subsequently demolished.
In the foreground and throughout the basin, boatmen and gondoliers
intent on their daily chores.
Oil on canvas not autographed in good condition,
needs a slight cleaning.
The frame is recent, it needs little tweaks.
The measures of the only painting are 40 cm long and 30 cm high.
Upon request we provide a quote for cleaning the painting and frame restoration