Curator Timothy Standring was conducting a routine inventory at the Denver Museum when he stumbled upon a discolored canvas coated in grime. The work, “The Molo from the Bacino di San Marco, Venice” was attributed to the studio of Italian painter Giovanni Antonio Canal, a.k.a. Canaletto. The piece was assumed to be the work of a student in the studio and was left to collect dust in the museum basement, until Stranding suspected it was by the master, not his apprentice. Watch the video to get the full story and to learn more about Canaletto.
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