Packaged Magnet - Canaletto - The Bucintoro at the Malo

  • This magnet features Canaletto's painting, The Bucintoro at the Molo on Ascension Day.

    - Dimensions of magnet: 2 x 3 inches
    - Dimensions of packaging: 4 3/8 x 5 1/2 inches
    - Item #: MAG082

    On the morning of Ascension Day, the doge and the senior officials of the Venetian government walked to the gilded state barge known as the Bucintoro. This painting shows the new Bucintoro, completed in 1729. Shielded by a ceremonial parasol, the doge has emerged from between the temporary market stalls set up for the Ascension Day fair. On 23 April 1745, the campanile in Piazza San Marco had been struck by lightning, leaving it with a jagged edge until a scaffold for repairs could be erected after the fair.

    The Bucintoro at the Molo on Ascension Day 
    Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal) (Italian, 1697–1768)
    about 1745
    Oil on canvas
    115 × 163 cm (45 1/4 × 64 3/16 in.)
    Philadelphia Museum of Art, The William L. Elkins Collection, 1924
    Image © Bridgeman Copyright Service