Portrait of Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto

Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto Giclée Fine Art Prints 8 of 13

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

Entrance to the Grand Canal, c.1726/28 by Canaletto | Canvas Print

Entrance to the Grand Canal c.1726/28

Giclée Canvas Print
$65.00
SKU: 6711-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:191 x 203 cm
Musee des Beaux Arts, Grenoble, France

Venice: The Interior of St. Marco by Day, c.1755/56 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6710-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:36.5 x 33.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

London: The Thames from Somerset House Terrace towards Westminster, c.1750 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6709-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:108 x 188.3 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

London: The Thames from Somerset House Terrace towards the City, c.1746/50 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6708-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:108.3 x 188.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: Caprice View with Palladio's Design for the Rialto, 1744 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6707-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:90 x 130.2 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: The Piazza from the Piazzetta with the Campanile and Side of St. Marco, 1744 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6706-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:78.1 x 121.3 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: The Piazza and Piazzetta from the Torre dell'Orologio towards St. Giorgio, 1744 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6705-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:78.2 x 121.3 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Grand Canal with St. Maria della Salute towards the Riva degli Schiavoni, 1744 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6704-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:126.9 x 205 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Rome: View of the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine, 1743 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6703-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:108 x 284.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: The Piazzetta towards the Torre dell'Orologio, 1743 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6702-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:60 x 95.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: The Molo with the Prisons and the Doges' Palace, 1743 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6701-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:60.3 x 95.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Rome: The Ruins of the Forum looking towards the Capitol, 1742 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6700-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:190 x 106.2 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Rome: The Arch of Titus, 1742 by Canaletto | Canvas Print

Rome: The Arch of Titus 1742

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.02
SKU: 6698-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:190.8 x 105.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Rome: The Arch of Constantine, 1742 by Canaletto | Canvas Print

Rome: The Arch of Constantine 1742

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.02
SKU: 6697-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:185.4 x 105.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Rome: The Arch of Septimus Severus, 1742 by Canaletto | Canvas Print

Rome: The Arch of Septimus Severus 1742

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.02
SKU: 6696-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:180.3 x 105.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: The Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, c.1738 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6695-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:46 x 78.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: The Molo towards the Dogana and St. Maria della Salute, c.1735 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6694-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:47.6 x 80.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Bacino di San Marco on Ascension Day, c.1733/34 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6693-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:76.8 x 125.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Regatta on the Grand Canal, c.1733/34 by Canaletto | Canvas Print

A Regatta on the Grand Canal c.1733/34

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.02
SKU: 6692-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:77.2 x 125.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Grand Canal Looking towards the Riva degli Schiavoni, c.1729/30 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6691-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:47.6 x 80 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Mouth of the Grand Canal Looking West towards the Carita, c.1729/30 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6690-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:47.6 x 79.2 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Grand Canal Looking West with the Scalzi and San Simeon Piccolo, c.1726/27 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6689-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:47.3 x 79.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Grand Canal Looking West from Palazzo Vendramin-Calergi towards San Geremia, c.1727/28 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6688-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:47.3 x 79.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: Piazza San Marco towards San Geminiano, c.1726/28 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6670-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:134.6 x 173.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

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