Portrait of Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto

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1697-1768

Italian Rococo Painter

Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto, was an Italian painter famous for his landscape paintings of Venice and other Italian cities. He was born on October 18, 1697, in Venice, Italy, and died on April 19, 1768, in the same city. Canaletto is considered one of the most important artists of the 18th century and a master of the veduta (a highly detailed, usually large-scale painting of a cityscape or other vista) genre.

Canaletto was born into a family of artists, as his father, Bernardo Canal, was a theatrical scene painter. He initially followed in his father's footsteps, working as an assistant in the family business. In his early years, Canaletto was influenced by the works of the Roman painter Giovanni Paolo Pannini and the Dutch landscape painter Gaspar van Wittel.

In the 1720s, Canaletto began to focus on painting the cityscapes of Venice, which would become his signature subject matter. His early works were characterized by their attention to detail, precise perspective, and use of atmospheric effects. Canaletto's paintings captured the beauty and grandeur of Venice, and his work became highly sought after by collectors, particularly British tourists visiting Italy on the Grand Tour.

Canaletto's success led him to expand his subject matter to include other Italian cities, such as Rome and Florence. In 1746, he moved to London, where he continued to paint cityscapes and landscapes, including views of the Thames River and Westminster Bridge. During his time in England, Canaletto's style evolved, becoming more fluid and less focused on precise detail. He returned to Venice in 1755 and continued to paint until his death in 1768.

Canaletto's influence on the veduta genre was significant, and his work inspired many artists, including his nephew Bernardo Bellotto, who became a successful painter in his own right. Today, Canaletto's paintings can be found in major museums and collections around the world, and his work continues to be celebrated for its remarkable depiction of the urban landscape and its ability to transport viewers to the streets and canals of 18th-century Venice.

308 Canaletto Artworks

View of the Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome, c.1750/51 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 19018-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:39.5 x 68.5 cm
Fuji Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Piazza San Marco, Venice, c.1732/33 by Canaletto | Canvas Print

Piazza San Marco, Venice c.1732/33

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 19006-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:61 x 96.5 cm
Fuji Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

The Grand Canal in Venice with the Rialto Bridge, 1724 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 18855-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:65.5 x 97.5 cm
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

The Portico with the Lantern, c.1740/42 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

The Portico with the Lantern c.1740/42

Giclée Paper Art Print
$47.60
SKU: 18799-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:29.9 x 42.6 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

Capriccio with Houses on a Staircase, c.1760/65 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 18798-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:25.1 x 35.4 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

Entrance to the Grand Canal and Santa Maria della Salute, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 17873-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:119 x 153 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

The Porta Portello, Padua, c.1741/42 by Canaletto | Canvas Print

The Porta Portello, Padua c.1741/42

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SKU: 17730-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:62 x 109 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

English Landscape Capriccio with a Palace, c.1754 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 17729-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:134 x 108.8 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Old Walton Bridge, 1755 by Canaletto | Canvas Print

Old Walton Bridge 1755

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 17532-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:46 x 122.2 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

Warwick Castle, c.1748/1749 by Canaletto | Canvas Print

Warwick Castle c.1748/1749

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SKU: 17531-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:72.4 x 120 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

Capriccio with a Roman Triumphal Arch, c.1720/30 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 17344-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:38 x 54 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Le porte del Dolo, c1735/46 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

Le porte del Dolo c1735/46

Giclée Paper Art Print
$47.60
SKU: 17343-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:32 x 45.5 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Imaginary View of Venice, 1741 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

Imaginary View of Venice 1741

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$47.60
SKU: 17342-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:30 x 43.7 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Imaginary View with a Tomb by the Lagoon, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 17341-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:30.2 x 39.4 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Campo Santa Maria Zobenigo, Venice, c.1730/40 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 17340-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:47 x 78 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Grand Canal, Venice, Looking Southeast, with the Campo della Carità to the Right, c.1730/40 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 17339-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:47 x 77.8 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Grand Canal, Venice, Looking South toward the Rialto Bridge, c.1730/40 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 17338-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:46.4 x 77.5 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Campo Sant'Angelo, Venice, c.1730/40 by Canaletto | Canvas Print

Campo Sant'Angelo, Venice c.1730/40

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SKU: 17337-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:46.7 x 77.5 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Warwick Castle, 1748 by Canaletto | Canvas Print

Warwick Castle 1748

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SKU: 17336-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:43 x 71.8 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

A Lock, a Column, and a Church beside a Lagoon, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 17335-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:50.8 x 67.6 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Piazza San Marco, c.1727/29 by Canaletto | Canvas Print

Piazza San Marco c.1727/29

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$49.98
SKU: 17334-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:68.6 x 112.4 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Venice: Santa Maria della Salute, n.d. by Canaletto | Canvas Print

Venice: Santa Maria della Salute n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 17294-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:47.6 x 79.4 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

View of the Arch of Constantine with the Colosseum, c.1742/45 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 15865-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:82 x 122 cm
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA

London: The City Seen through an Arch of Westminster Bridge, c.1750 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6955-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:unknown
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

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