The Doge's Palace, Venice, from the Grand Canal

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This view reverses that of another Holland work, 'The Piazzetta'. The Dogana (Customs House) is on the left, and across the water (from left to right) are three of Venice's most famous landmarks: the Campanile in St Mark's Square, the Ducal Palace (with the basilica of St Mark's directly behind it) and the Bridge of Sighs. A well-known painting by Turner, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1833 and now in the Tate, had reproduced this scene, with the figure of Canaletto painting in the foreground.