Grand Canal: Looking North-East toward the Rialto Bridge (detail) by CANALETTO
CANALETTO
(b. 1697, Venezia, d. 1768, Venezia)

Grand Canal: Looking North-East toward the Rialto Bridge (detail)

c. 1725
Oil on canvas
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

The grouping of boats in the right foreground of the painting seem to have been placed for picturesque, rather than a realistic, effect.