A capriccio is a painting which depicts architectural features, such as buildings or archaeological remains, in a bizarre or fantastical way (see bookmark for p.6).
San Giorgio Maggiore is one of the islands of Venice. It is the location of the San Giorgio Monastery and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore.
In the late 1780s, the Venetian artist Francesco Guardi (1712-1793) painted a capriccio featuring the Arcade of the Doge's Palace and San Giorgio Maggiore.
Click here to see Guardi's 'capriccio with S.Giorgio Maggiore'.