- Giuseppe Canella
- La Corsia dei Servi, Milan
- Signed and dated lower left CANELLA 1834
- Oil on canvas
- 83,5 x 66 cm ; 32 7/8 by 26 in.
Thence by descent
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Francesco Peloso, very satisfied with his painting, asked Canella to execute other views of Italy for him.
In both versions, Canella meticulously painted each person represented, from the balconies to the cathedral in the background. The details are executed with such precision that some people were able to recognize one another, thus rendering a most faithful representation of the society.
Our painting, dated 1834, shows a few variants, especially in the people in the foreground.