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 San Marco in the Lagoon, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6930-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:27.1 x 37.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Pavilion in a Walled Garden, the Lagoon Beyond, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6929-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:20.5 x 29.2 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale c.1740/45

Giclée Paper Art Print
$46.69
SKU: 6928-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:27 x 37.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Capriccio with a Fountain on the Shores of the Lagoon, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6927-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:19 x 27.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Torre dell'Orologio and part of San Marco, c.1740/45 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6926-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:27 x 37.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

San Pietro di Castello, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

San Pietro di Castello c.1735/40

Giclée Paper Art Print
$46.69
SKU: 6925-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:23.4 x 37.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Sant'Elena and the Certosa from the Punta di Sant'Antonio, c.1740 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6924-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:15.5 x 34.9 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Sant'Elena from San Pietro, c.1740 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

Sant'Elena from San Pietro c.1740

Giclée Paper Art Print
$46.69
SKU: 6923-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:15.8 x 34.9 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Redentore, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

The Redentore c.1735/40

Giclée Paper Art Print
$46.69
SKU: 6922-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:26.8 x 37.3 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Castello from the Punta di Sant'Antonio, c.1740 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6921-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:15.6 x 34.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

San Giorgio Maggiore, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

San Giorgio Maggiore c.1735/40

Giclée Paper Art Print
$46.69
SKU: 6920-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:26.8 x 37.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Bacino from the Punta di Sant'Antonio, c.1740 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6919-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:15.7 x 34.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo c.1735/40

Giclée Paper Art Print
$46.69
SKU: 6918-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:27.1 x 37.9 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Libreria, Campanile and Piazzetta from the East, c.1740 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6917-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:22.6 x 37.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Campo Santo Stefano, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

Campo Santo Stefano c.1735/40

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$46.69
SKU: 6916-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:27.2 x 37.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Procuratie Vecchie and Piazza San Marco, c.1740 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6915-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:18.4 x 37.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Campo Santa Maria Formosa, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

Campo Santa Maria Formosa c.1735/40

Giclée Paper Art Print
$46.69
SKU: 6914-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:27.1 x 37.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

San Simeon Piccolo, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

San Simeon Piccolo c.1735/40

Giclée Paper Art Print
$46.69
SKU: 6913-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:22.7 x 37.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Piazza from the Torre dell'Orologio, c.1740 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6912-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:18.3 x 37.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

View of the Fontegheto della Farina, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6911-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:18.8 x 26.9 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

View of the Fontegheto della Farina, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6910-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:18.9 x 27 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

San Francesco della Vigna, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

San Francesco della Vigna c.1735/40

Giclée Paper Art Print
$46.69
SKU: 6909-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:27.3 x 37.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Capriccio of the Fontegheto della Farina, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6908-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:18.7 x 26.2 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Capriccio of the Fontegheto della Farina, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6907-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:18.8 x 27 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

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