This tapestry "Bucintoro At The Dock" shows the festivities of the large boat celebrating the marriage of Venice to the sea. It is a celebration of the maritime life of Venice, and has been a tradition until 1798. The barges or bucentaurs have been used since 1311, and many painters and artists have portrayed this event for centuries. This depiction is by artist Giovanni Antonio Canal (1697-1768), born in Venice and shows the intricacies of the buildings and ships beautifully. This Bucintoro At The Dock tapestry is backed with lining and tunnel for easy hanging. Note: tapestry rod and tassels, where pictured, are purchased separately.