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Canaletto




 

Canaletto

(b Venice, 17 Oct 1697; d Venice, 10 April 1768).


Italian painter, etcher and draughtsman. He was the most distinguished Italian view painter of the 18th century. Apart from ten years spent in England he lived in Venice, and his fame rests above all on his views (vedute) of that city; some of these are purely topographical, others include festivals or ceremonial events. He also painted imaginary views (capriccios), although the demarcation between the real and the invented is never quite clearcut: his imaginary views often include realistically depicted elements, though in unexpected surroundings, and in a sense even his Venetian vedute are imaginary. He never merely re-created reality. He was highly successful with the English, helped in this by the British connoisseur JOSEPH SMITH, whose own large collection of Canaletto’s works was sold to King George III in 1762. The British Royal Collection has the largest group of his paintings and drawings.


 


Canaletto
Piazza San Marco:
Looking East from the South West Corner
1760
Oil on canvas, 45 x 35 cm
National Gallery, London
 
 


Grand Canal: Looking North-East toward the Rialto Bridge

c. 1725
Oil on canvas, 146 x 234 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden


 

Entrance to the Grand Canal: Looking East

c. 1725
Oil on canvas, 65 x 98 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden


 

Santi Giovanni e Paolo and the Scuola di San Marco

c. 1725
Oil on canvas, 125 x 165 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden


 

San Giacomo di Rialto

1725-26
Oil on canvas, 95,5 x 117 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden


 

Santi Giovanni e Paolo and the Scuola di San Marco

1726
Oil on canvas, 90,5 x 136 cm
Private collection


 

The Grand Canal near Santa Maria della Carita

1726
Oil on canvas, 90 x 131,5 cm
Private collection


 

La Punta della Dogana (Custom Point)

1726-28
Oil on canvas, 46 x 62,5 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
 

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