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

A Capriccio with a Monumental Staircase, c.1755/60 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6954-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:36.3 x 53.1 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

London: A View of Westminster from the Terrace of Somerset House, c.1750 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6953-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:21 x 47.1 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Capriccio with Santi Maria e Donato, Murano, c.1755/60 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6952-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:19.9 x 28.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

London: Westminster Bridge under Construction, c.1750 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6951-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:unknown
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Westminster Bridge, London, c.1747 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

Westminster Bridge, London c.1747

Giclée Paper Art Print
$46.69
SKU: 6950-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:22.7 x 48.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Westminster Bridge, London, with a Procession of Civic Barges, c.1747 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6949-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:27.4 x 48.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Campanile under Repair, c.1745 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

The Campanile under Repair c.1745

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$46.69
SKU: 6948-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:42.5 x 29.2 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Piazza Looking West from the Procuratie Nuove, c.1745 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6947-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:19.2 x 27.1 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Piazza Looking North-East from the Procuratie Nuove, c.1745 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6946-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:19.7 x 28 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Capriccio with a Roman Arch, c.1742/45 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

A Capriccio with a Roman Arch c.1742/45

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$46.69
SKU: 6945-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:19.9 x 28.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Rome: the Forum with the Basilica of Constantine and S. Francesca Romana, c.1742 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6944-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:27.1 x 37.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Villa on the Outskirts of Padua, c.1742 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

A Villa on the Outskirts of Padua c.1742

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$46.69
SKU: 6943-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:31.4 x 39.9 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Rome: The Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, c.1742 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6942-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:unknown
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Padua: A Distant View of Santa Giustina and Sant'Antonio from the Ramparts, c.1742 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6941-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:unknown
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Coastal Capriccio, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

A Coastal Capriccio c.1740/45

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$46.69
SKU: 6940-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:20.3 x 28.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Capriccio of a Ruined Arch on the Shores of a Lagoon, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6939-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:19.8 x 27.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Capriccio of Church Ruins on the Shores of the Lagoon, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6938-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:19.8 x 28.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Rome: The Arch of Septimius Severus, c.1742 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

Rome: The Arch of Septimius Severus c.1742

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$46.69
SKU: 6937-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:23.8 x 37.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Trees on the Shores of the Lagoon, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

Trees on the Shores of the Lagoon c.1740/45

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$46.69
SKU: 6936-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:19.9 x 26.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Capriccio with Santi Maria e Donato, Murano, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6935-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:19 x 27.2 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Entrance to the Arsenale, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

The Entrance to the Arsenale c.1740/45

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$46.69
SKU: 6934-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:27.1 x 37.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Molo from the Bacino, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

The Molo from the Bacino c.1740/45

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$46.69
SKU: 6933-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:26.7 x 37.2 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Rialto Bridge from the South-West, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6932-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:26.6 x 36.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Capriccio in the Courtyard of a Villa, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6931-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:21.5 x 33.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

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