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

Greenwich Hospital from the North Bank of the Thames, c.1752 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6735-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:66 x 112.5 cm
Maritime Art Museum, Greenwich, United Kingdom

Warwick Castle: the East Front, 1752 by Canaletto | Canvas Print

Warwick Castle: the East Front 1752

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.02
SKU: 6734-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:73 x 122 cm
Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom

London: the Old Horse Guards and Banqueting Hall from St James's Park, 1749 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6733-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:45.5 x 76 cm
Private Collection

London: The Old Horse Guards from St. James's Park, c.1749 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6732-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:117 x 236 cm
Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom

London: Seen through an Arch of Westminster Bridge, c.1746/47 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6731-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:57 x 95 cm
Private Collection

Capriccio: Ruins and Classic Buildings, c.1730 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6730-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:87.5 x 120.5 cm
Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan, Italy

Dolo on the Brenta, c.1720/42 by Canaletto | Canvas Print

Dolo on the Brenta c.1720/42

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.02
SKU: 6729-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:80 x 95.3 cm
Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany

Entrance to the Grand Canal from the Molo, Venice, c.1742/44 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6728-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:114.5 x 153.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Riva degli Schiavoni: Looking East, 1730 by Canaletto | Canvas Print

Riva degli Schiavoni: Looking East 1730

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.02
SKU: 6727-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:58.4 x 101.6 cm
Private Collection

The Molo: Looking West, 1730 by Canaletto | Canvas Print

The Molo: Looking West 1730

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.02
SKU: 6726-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:55 x 102 cm
Private Collection

Santi Giovanni e Paolo and the Scuola di San Marco, c.1725 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6725-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:125 x 165 cm
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

Entrance to the Grand Canal: Looking East, c.1725 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6724-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:65 x 98 cm
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

Grand Canal: Looking East from the Campo San Vio, c.1725 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6723-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:65.5 x 97.5 cm
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

Night Time Celebration Outside the Church of San Pietro di Castello, c.1758 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6722-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:119 x 187 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

Grand Canal from the Campo Santa Sofia towards the Rialto Bridge, c.1758 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6721-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:118 x 188 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

Procession of the Knights of the Bath, 1749 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6720-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:99 x 101.5 cm
Private Collection

London: The Thames and the City of London from Richmond House, 1746 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6719-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:103 x 114 cm
Private Collection

Torre di Marghera, 1741 by Canaletto | Canvas Print

Torre di Marghera 1741

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.02
SKU: 6718-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:30.5 x 44.5 cm
Palazzo Ca' Rezzonico, Venice, Italy

Rialto Bridge from the South, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Canvas Print

Rialto Bridge from the South c.1735/40

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.02
SKU: 6717-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:68.5 x 92 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy

Molo with the Library, Looking Towards the Zecca (Detail), b.1740 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6716-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Campo San Giuseppe di Castello and the Chiesa San Niccolo di Castello, c.1735/40 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6715-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:46 x 77 cm
Private Collection

Return of the Bucintoro on Ascension Day, 1729 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6714-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:182 x 259 cm
Private Collection

Reception of the Imperial Ambassador at the Doge's Palace (Detail), 1729 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6713-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:unknown
Private Collection

Reception of the Imperial Ambassador at the Doge's Palace, 1729 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6712-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:184 x 265 cm
Private Collection

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