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Canaletto
Grand Canal, Looking East from the Campo San Vio

ID: 05564

Canaletto Grand Canal, Looking East from the Campo San Vio
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Canaletto Grand Canal, Looking East from the Campo San Vio


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Canaletto

Italian Rococo Era Painter, 1697-1768 Italian painter, etcher and draughtsman. He was the most distinguished Italian view painter of the 18th century. Apart from ten years spent in England he lived in Venice, and his fame rests above all on his views (vedute) of that city; some of these are purely topographical, others include festivals or ceremonial events. He also painted imaginary views (capriccios), although the demarcation between the real and the invented is never quite clearcut: his imaginary views often include realistically depicted elements, though in unexpected surroundings, and in a sense even his Venetian vedute are imaginary. He never merely re-created reality. He was highly successful with the English, helped in this by the British connoisseur JOSEPH SMITH, whose own large collection of Canaletto works was sold to King George III in 1762. The British Royal Collection has the largest group of his paintings and drawings.  Related Paintings of Canaletto :. | Looking East | London: Whitehall and the Privy Garden from Richmond House f | Riva degli Schiavoni: Looking East df | London, Seen from an Arch of Westminster Bridge | Il Tamigi col ponte di Westminster nel fondo (mk21) |
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