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Alexander John Ellis
Venice, view of the Island of S. Giorgio Maggiore
1841, 19 July, 9.42- 10.2 am
National Science and Media Museum
Part of the Ellis group of daguerreotypes, Inventory no: 1890-56-V1
Landscape view in Venice showing the Island of S. Giorgio Maggiore. A piazza is in the foreground,with steps on the left leading to the lagoon. A number of boats and other vessels are moored against the waterfront on the opposite side of the lagoon. The buildings from left to right are in order; the Zecca or Mint, Biblioteca or Library, the bell-tower of St. Mark, Clock Tower with the bell & Giants, a portion of the Basilica di S. Marco the Palazzo Ducale, Bridge of Sighs & below it the Ponte di Paglia, the Orisons, & on extreme right the Hotel del'Europe.