Our painting replicates, with some variations, an early picture by Bellotto of circa 1741 in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (oil on canvas, 59,4 x 94,6 cm; inv. no. 186). In the present work there are ladies in the large bay windows added on the left, as well as some figures standing on the canopied balcony in the same building. Furthermore some boats and Venetian gondolas are added in our picture as well (see S. Kozakiewicz, Bernardo Bellotto, London 1972, vol. II, p. 13, under cat. no. 7).