A Regatta on the Grand Canal

This lively and animated scene depicts the carnival in Venice, an annual festival that includes masks and capes. Many of the figures in the foreground are seen in these costumes, while the background disappears into the distance with a winding canal.

Creator: Canaletto

Date: about 1740

Original Medium: Oil on canvas

Original Size: 122.1 x 182.8 cm

Location: National Gallery London