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

The Lower Bend of the Grand Canal Looking North-West, c.1734 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6906-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:22 x 37.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

San Giovanni Battista dei Battuti, Murano, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6905-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:27 x 37.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Bacino Looking West from San Biagio, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6904-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:20.5 x 37.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Grand Canal Looking East from the Fondamenta della Croce, c.1734 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6903-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:26.9 x 37.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Piazzetta Looking North, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

The Piazzetta Looking North c.1735/40

Giclée Paper Art Print
$46.69
SKU: 6902-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:27 x 37.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Central Stretch of the Grand Canal, c.1734 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6901-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:27 x 37.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

An Altar in the North Transept of San Marco, c.1735 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6900-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:26.9 x 18.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Lower Reach of the Grand Canal, c.1734 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

The Lower Reach of the Grand Canal c.1734

Giclée Paper Art Print
$46.69
SKU: 6899-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:27 x 37.3 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Crossing of San Marco, Looking North, c.1735 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6898-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:27.2 x 18.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Lower bend of the Grand Canal, Looking North, c.1734 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6897-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:27.2 x 37.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Lower Reach of the Grand Canal, Looking East, c.1734 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6896-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:18.9 x 27.3 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

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

Venice: Campo Santa Maria Formosa c.1735/40

Giclée Paper Art Print
$46.69
SKU: 6895-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:27 x 37.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Bacino Looking West, c.1734 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

The Bacino Looking West c.1734

Giclée Paper Art Print
$46.69
SKU: 6894-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:26.8 x 37.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Bacino Looking West on Ascension Day, c.1734 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6893-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:27 x 37.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Upper Reach of the Grand Canal, Looking South, c.1734 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6892-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:19.9 x 27.1 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Palazzo Ducale and Molo, c.1734 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

The Palazzo Ducale and Molo c.1734

Giclée Paper Art Print
$46.69
SKU: 6853-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:18.8 x 27.1 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Palazzo Ducale and Molo Looking West, c.1734 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6852-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:19.6 x 27.1 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Molo Looking West, 1729 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

The Molo Looking West 1729

Giclée Paper Art Print
$46.69
SKU: 6851-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:19.6 x 30.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice the Libreria from the Molo, c.1734 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

Venice the Libreria from the Molo c.1734

Giclée Paper Art Print
$46.69
SKU: 6850-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:18.8 x 26.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Bacino Looking West from San Biagio, 1729 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6849-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:21.3 x 31.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Libreria and Molo, c.1734 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

The Libreria and Molo c.1734

Giclée Paper Art Print
$46.69
SKU: 6848-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:18.8 x 27.1 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Molo and Riva degli Schiavoni Looking East, 1729 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6847-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:19.6 x 30.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Piazzetta dei Leoni, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print

The Piazzetta dei Leoni c.1735/40

Giclée Paper Art Print
$46.69
SKU: 6846-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:19 x 27.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Bacino di San Marco on Ascension Day, 1729 by Canaletto | Paper Art Print
SKU: 6845-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:21.3 x 31.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

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