Magnificent painting of this most famous Venetian view from this artist, who is renowned for his interpretation of Venetian landscapes and his subtle use of light and shade to express varying times of day and night in Venice. The sky and water in this painting have been exceptionally well realised. This is the latest and largest work in a series of paintings of the Grand Canal showing the scene at different times of day and night and in a variety of weather conditions. A major painting by any criteria - its large size does full justice to the majesty of the subject. The next best thing to being there!