This watercolor shows a canal in Venice, placed in the Castello district.
There had been, since at least the 8th-century, small settlements of the islands of San Pietro di Castello (for which the sestiere is named). This island was also called Isola d’Olivolo.
From the thirteenth century onward, the district grew around a naval dockyard on what was originally the Isole Gemini. The land in the district was dominated by the Arsenale of the Republic of Venice, then the largest naval complex in Europe.
Other significant structures were by the monasteries in the north of the quarter.
Technique used: thin black felt pen drawing colored with watercolors on 200 gr. Rismacqua Favini ivory paper
paper, marker pen, watercolor