Paintings (1725-29)
by CANALETTO

In 1725 Canaletto met two British residents, the art impresario Owen McSwiney and the merchant Joseph Smith. McSwiney invited him to participate in a project to furnish English houses with large, imaginary landscape paintings, and also ordered a number of small topographical paintings on copper, likewise for the English market. McSwiney, however, was soon supplanted as Canaletto's 'manager' by Joseph Smith. Besides small paintings for the market, Smith commissioned a series of six large canvases from the master showing freely conceived, theatrical views of Piazza San Marco and its surroundings intended for his own house, followed by a number of views of the Grand Canal.

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Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
The Grand Canal near the Ponte di Rialto
1725
Oil on canvas, 90,5 x 134,6 cm
Private collection

882*600
True Color
86 Kb



The Grand Canal from Rialto toward the North
1725
Oil on canvas, 89,5 x 131,5 cm
Private collection

889*602
True Color
64 Kb



Doge Palace
c. 1725
Oil on canvas, 65 x 86 cm
Columbia Museum of Art, Columbus

974*628
True Color
126 Kb



Rio dei Mendicanti: Looking South
c. 1725
Oil on canvas, 69,5 x 97,5 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

1123*730
True Color
150 Kb



Grand Canal: Looking North-East toward the Rialto Bridge
c. 1725
Oil on canvas, 146 x 234 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

1186*730
True Color
141 Kb



Grand Canal: Looking North-East toward the Rialto Bridge (detail)
c. 1725
Oil on canvas
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

1149*698
True Color
191 Kb



Entrance to the Grand Canal: Looking East
c. 1725
Oil on canvas, 65 x 98 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

1112*730
True Color
163 Kb



Santi Giovanni e Paolo and the Scuola di San Marco
c. 1725
Oil on canvas, 125 x 165 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

1030*769
True Color
125 Kb



San Giacomo di Rialto
1725-26
Oil on canvas, 95,5 x 117 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

807*664
True Color
72 Kb



San Giacomo di Rialto (detail)
1725-26
Oil on canvas
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

847*602
True Color
79 Kb



Santi Giovanni e Paolo and the Scuola di San Marco
1726
Oil on canvas, 90,5 x 136 cm
Private collection

876*600
True Color
71 Kb



The Grand Canal near Santa Maria della Carità
1726
Oil on canvas, 90 x 131,5 cm
Private collection

1021*695
True Color
85 Kb



La Punta della Dogana (Custom Point)
1726-28
Oil on canvas, 46 x 62,5 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

984*659
True Color
137 Kb



Grand Canal: The Rialto Bridge from the South
c. 1727
Oil on copper, 45,5 x 62,5 cm
Private collection

1024*771
True Color
145 Kb



The Stonemason's Yard
1726-30
Oil on canvas, 124 x 163 cm
National Gallery, London

1100*852
True Color
149 Kb



The Stonemason's Yard (detail)
1726-30
Oil on canvas
National Gallery, London

800*1120
True Color
156 Kb



The Grand Canal from Campo San Vio towards the Bacino
1729-34
Oil on canvas, 46 x 77,5 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor

994*596
True Color
169 Kb



View of San Giovanni dei Battuti at Murano
1725-28
Oil on canvas, 66 x 128 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

1254*640
True Color
90 Kb



Venice: The Piazzetta Looking South-west towards S. Maria della Salute
1725-30
Oil on canvas, 172,1 x 136,2 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor

802*1019
True Color
117 Kb



The Piazzetta, Looking toward the Clock Tower
1726-28
Oil on canvas, 172 x 135 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor

800*1020
True Color
117 Kb



The Piazzetta towards San Giorgio Maggiore
c. 1724
Oil on canvas
Royal Collection, Windsor

770*1067
True Color
119 Kb



Grand Canal: Looking North from Near the Rialto Bridge
c. 1726
Oil on canvas, 150 x 197 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

1353*1000
True Color
165 Kb



Grand Canal: Looking from Palazzo Balbi
c. 1726
Oil on canvas, 150 x 197 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

1353*1000
True Color
163 Kb



The Grand Canal
1728-29
Oil on canvas, 45 x 73 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

1104*700
True Color
152 Kb




Summary of works by Canaletto
Paintings
| 1720-24 | 1725-29 | 1730-31 | 1732-34 |
| 1735-39 | 1740-45 | 1746-54 | 1755-68 |
Graphics
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