Paintings (1732-34)
by CANALETTO

It was McSwiney and above all Smith who stimulated Canaletto to specialize in wieldy topographical views for the tourist market and Canaletto became a much sought-after artist in this genre. He was so successful in fact that in the course of the 1730s, assisted by his pupils, he must have produced hundreds and perhaps even more views, occasionally in series of twenty or more.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 4 minutes):
Jacques Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act IV, Barcarolle


Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Grand Canal: from Santa Maria della Carità to the Bacino di San Marco
1730-33
Oil on canvas, 47,9 x 80 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor

1297*773
True Color
170 Kb



A Regatta on the Grand Canal
c. 1732
Oil on canvas, 77 x 126 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor

1228*750
True Color
179 Kb



Return of the Bucentoro to the Molo on Ascension Day
c. 1732
Oil on canvas, 77 x 126 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor

1251*770
True Color
195 Kb



Return of the Bucentoro to the Molo on Ascension Day (detail)
c. 1732
Oil on canvas
Royal Collection, Windsor

700*1184
True Color
187 Kb



Return of the Bucentoro to the Molo on Ascension Day (detail)
c. 1732
Oil on canvas
Royal Collection, Windsor

911*952
True Color
189 Kb



View of the Entrance to the Arsenal
c. 1732
Oil on canvas, 47 x 78,8 cm
Private collection

1292*770
True Color
170 Kb



View of the Entrance to the Arsenal (detail)
c. 1732
Oil on canvas
Private collection

1036*870
True Color
180 Kb



Dolo on the Brenta
c. 1730-35
Oil on canvas, 80,5 x 96,5 cm
Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart

1120*927
True Color
148 Kb



View of the Bacino di San Marco (St Mark's Basin)
1730-35
Oil on canvas, 54 x 71 cm
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

976*668
True Color
145 Kb



Capriccio: Ruins and Classic Buildings
1730s
Oil on canvas, 87,5 x 120,5 cm
Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan

1030*779
True Color
140 Kb



Venice Viewed from the San Giorgio Maggiore
-
Oil on canvas, 77 x 97 cm
Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt

1030*877
True Color
128 Kb



View of Campo Santi Apostoli
1730s
Oil on canvas, 45 x 77,5 cm
Private collection

1110*650
True Color
116 Kb



The Molo, Seen from the Bacino di San Marco
1730s
Oil on canvas, 47 x 81 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

1500*850
True Color
221 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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