CANAL, Bernardo
(b. 1664, Venezia, d. 1744, Venezia)

The Grand Canal with the Church of La Carità

Oil on canvas, 70 x 120 cm
Private collection

Bernardo Canal was the father of Antonio, known as Canaletto. He achieved his successes in the field of theatrical scene painting, in which he was assisted by his sons. However, he painted a few 'vedute', too, all dated from the 1730s. Their models are the views by Carlevaris.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 3 minutes):
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Songs without Words op. 30 No. 5 (Venetian gondola song)