presumed portrait of Antonio Vivaldi; 1723 oil painting by unknown Bolognese painter
Disputed Baroque portrait is deemed to be either of composer and violinist Antonio Vivaldi or of composer and violinist Arcangelo Corelli.
Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica (International Museum and Library of Music), Bologna, Italy: Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vivaldi.jpg
An Island in the Lagoon with a Gateway and a Church; 1743-1744 oil on canvas by Giovanni Antonio Canal (October 17/18,1697 – April 19, 1768)
view of Venice, a city of 118 islands linked by bridges and separated by canals in the Venetian Lagoon
Saint Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, western St. Louis, east central Missouri: Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:An_Island_in_the_Lagoon_with_a_Gateway_and_a_Church.jpg
"Exhibition of a rhinoceros at Venice"; real event captured via ca. 1751 oil on canvas by Pietro Longhi
Clara the rhinoceros fascinates spectators in carnival costume while showman holds whip and Clara's horn, removed or rubbed off in Rome in 1750. The rhino curiosity, one of less than a handful seen in Europe, arrived in Venice in January 1751.
National Portrait Gallery, London, England: Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pietro_Longhi_1751_rhino.jpg
Wien aus dem Luftballon gesehen von Südwesten (Vienna seen from southwest from air balloon): 1847 watercolor by Jakob Alt (September 27, 1789 – September 30, 1872)
St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephandom) was the venue for impoverished Antonio Vivaldi's music-less funeral.: Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jakob_Alt_001.jpg
The Frozen Lagoon in 1708; 1708 oil on canvas by Gabriele Bela (ca. 1730 - 1799)
Although strongly associated with his birthplace of Venice, Antonio Vivaldi spent the last decade of his life with financial difficulties in Vienna, where he died and was buried.
Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy: Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Venice_frozen_lagoon_1708.jpg