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

Venice: Piazza San Marco from a Corner of the Basilica, c.1726/28 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6669-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:172.7 x 134 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Grand Canal Looking East from the Carita towards the Bacino, c.1727/28 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6668-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:47.9 x 80 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Grand Canal Looking East from Campo San Vio towards the Bacino, c.1727/28 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6667-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:47 x 79.1 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Grand Canal Looking North-West from near the Rialto, c.1726/27 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6666-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:47.6 x 80 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Grand Canal Looking South from Ca' Foscari to the Carita, c.1726/27 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6665-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:50 x 80.3 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Rialto Bridge from the North, c.1726/27 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6664-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:47.6 x 80 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

San Geremia and the Entrance to the Cannaregio, c.1726/27 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6663-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:47 x 78.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Rome: A Caprice View with Ruins Based on the Forum, c.1726 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6662-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:31.4 x 40.3 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: the Grand Canal Looking North-East from Palazzo Balbi to the Rialto Bridge, c.1742 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6661-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:86.5 x 138.5 cm
Private Collection

The Bacino di San Marco from the Piazzetta, n.d. by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6660-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:48.8 x 81.8 cm
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Piazza San Marco Looking South and West, 1763 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6659-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:56.5 x 102.9 cm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA

Porta Portello, Padua, c.1760 by Canaletto | Canvas Print

Porta Portello, Padua c.1760

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.02
SKU: 6658-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:63.3 x 110 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

The School of San Marco, c.1765 by Canaletto | Canvas Print

The School of San Marco c.1765

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.02
SKU: 6657-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:42 x 32.5 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

Capriccio with Colonnade in the Interior of a Palace, c.1765 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6656-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:42 x 32.5 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

Rialto Bridge, c.1730 by Canaletto | Canvas Print

Rialto Bridge c.1730

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.02
SKU: 6655-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:37 x 65.2 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

The Bucintoro at the Molo on Ascension Day, c.1745 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6654-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:114.9 x 162.6 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

The Pantheon, c.1720 by Canaletto | Canvas Print

The Pantheon c.1720

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.02
SKU: 6653-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:84.4 x 120 cm
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio, USA

The Grand Canal Looking South-West from the Rialto to Ca' Foscari, c.1725/26 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6652-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:47 x 79.1 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: Piazza St. Marco with the Basilica and Campanile, c.1725 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6651-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:135 x 172.8 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: The Piazzetta towards St. Maria della Salute, c.1724 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6650-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:172 x 136.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: The Piazzetta Towards St. Giorgio Maggiore, c.1724 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6649-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:173 x 134.3 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Canale di Santa Chiara Looking North Towards the Lagoon, c.1723/24 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6648-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:46.7 x 77.9 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Piazzetta, Venice, Looking North, c.1730/35 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6647-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:75.9 x 119.7 cm
Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, USA

San Giorgio Maggiore: from the Bacino di St. Marco, c.1726/30 by Canaletto | Canvas Print
SKU: 6646-CAN
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size:46.3 x 63.2 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

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