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Venice, the Doge's Palace

When Renoir first visited Venice in 1881, he was drawn to one of its most famous sights: the façade of the Doge's Palace across from the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. This view was very popular with artists; Renoir joked that "there were at least six of us queuing up to paint it." The buildings are painted with considerable accuracy, the soft pinks and creams of their sunlit walls contrasting with the rich blue of the sky and reflecting in the undulating waters of the canal.

Credit: Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark before 1955...

1881
Oil on canvas
21.4 x 25.9in
1955.596
Image and text: The Clark Art Institute, 2024

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The Clark
Permanent collection