One of oldest gondolas in the world goes on view january 6, east building, National Gallery of Art. Washington; will complement “Venice: Canaletto and his rivals”

One of the oldest surviving gondolas from Venice will be on view starting January 6, 2011, on the mezzanine of the East Building at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. lt will complement the exhibition Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals , on view from February 20 through May 30, 2011. The gondola dates from the mid-19th century and was once owned by American painter Thomas Moran (1837-1926). On loan from The Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Virginia, the gondola measures 37 feet long by 5 feet wide.

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