Canaletto

Italian Rococo Era Painter, 1697-1768 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 works was sold to King George III in 1762. The British Royal Collection has the largest group of his paintings and drawings.

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Canaletto San Cristoforo, San Michele Murano oil painting


San Cristoforo, San Michele Murano
Painting ID::  301
Artist: Canaletto
Painting: San Cristoforo, San Michele Murano
Introduction: 1725-30 Dallas Museum of Art
   
   
     

Canaletto Capriccio, The Horses of San Marco in the Piazzetta oil painting


Capriccio, The Horses of San Marco in the Piazzetta
Painting ID::  302
Artist: Canaletto
Painting: Capriccio, The Horses of San Marco in the Piazzetta
Introduction: 1743 Royal Collection
   
   
     

Canaletto Veduta del Palazzo Ducale oil painting


Veduta del Palazzo Ducale
Painting ID::  303
Artist: Canaletto
Painting: Veduta del Palazzo Ducale
Introduction: 1735 Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
   
   
     

Canaletto Capriccio, A Colonnade opening onto the Courtyard of a Palace oil painting


Capriccio, A Colonnade opening onto the Courtyard of a Palace
Painting ID::  304
Artist: Canaletto
Painting: Capriccio, A Colonnade opening onto the Courtyard of a Palace
Introduction: 1765 Accademia, Venive
   
   
     

Canaletto Ranelagh, the Interior of the Rotunda oil painting


Ranelagh, the Interior of the Rotunda
Painting ID::  305
Artist: Canaletto
Painting: Ranelagh, the Interior of the Rotunda
Introduction: 1754 National Gallery, London
   
   
     

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     Italian Rococo Era Painter, 1697-1768 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 works was sold to King George III in 1762. The British Royal Collection has the largest group of his paintings and drawings.