The Stone Mason’s Yard

The Stonemason's Yard -- Canaletto

The Stonemason’s Yard — Canaletto

Writers such as Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Emile Zola, Honoré de Balzac, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, brought to life the period in which they lived.

The paintings of Canaletto bring to life London and Venice.

The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant early this month was inspired by a painting by Canaletto, currently part of an exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Greewich.

The Stone Mason’s Yard shows us what such a yard looked like, the hive of activity, the stone, the workman.

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