Paintings (1730-31)
by CANALETTO

Smith commissioned a series of six large canvases from Canaletto 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. This project was extended into a series of twelve views, which Canaletto had published between 1730 and 1735 under the title Prospectus Magni Canalis Venetiarum. A second edition followed in 1742, supplemented with twenty-four additional views.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 12 minutes):
Benedetto Marcello: Oboe concerto in D minor


Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
The Molo: Looking West
1730
Oil on canvas, 55 x 102 cm
Private collection

1342*770
True Color
165 Kb



The Molo: Looking West (detail)
1730
Oil on canvas
Private collection

1093*708
True Color
143 Kb



Riva degli Schiavoni: Looking East
1730
Oil on canvas, 58,4 x 101,6 cm
Private collection

1337*770
True Color
171 Kb



The Grand Canal and the Church of the Salute
1730
Oil on canvas, 49,5 x 72,5 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

986*667
True Color
156 Kb



The Grand Canal and the Church of the Salute (detail)
1730
Oil on canvas
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

992*666
True Color
174 Kb



Piazza San Marco with the Basilica
c. 1730
Oil on canvas, 76 x 114,5 cm
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge

1214*770
True Color
155 Kb



Piazza San Marco
c. 1730
Oil on canvas, 68,6 x 112,4 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1165*720
True Color
129 Kb



Piazza San Marco Looking East towards the Basilica
c. 1730
Oil on canvas, 59 x 92 cm
Private collection

1098*683
True Color
163 Kb



View of the Ducal Palace
c. 1730
Oil on canvas
El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso

973*636
True Color
143 Kb



Piazza San Marco: the Clocktower
c. 1730
Oil on canvas, 52,7 x 70,5 cm
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City

1026*770
True Color
132 Kb



Reception of the Ambassador in the Doge's Palace
c. 1730
Oil on canvas, 184 x 265 cm
Private collection

1082*770
True Color
162 Kb



The Bucintoro Returning to the Molo on Ascension Day
c. 1730
Oil on canvas, 182 x 259 cm
Private collection

1160*800
True Color
165 Kb



The Fonteghetto della Farina
c. 1730
Oil on canvas, 66 x 112 cm
Private collection

1080*606
True Color
96 Kb



The Riva degli Schiavoni
1724-30
Oil on canvas, 46 x 63 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

1024*781
True Color
132 Kb



Punta della Dogana in Venice
1724-30
Oil on canvas, 46 x 63 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

1273*900
True Color
151 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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