(b. 1697, Venezia, d. 1768, Venezia)
The River Thames with St. Paul's Cathedral on Lord Mayor's Day1746-47
Oil on canvas
Lobkowicz Collections, Lobkowicz Palace, Prague
The success of Canaletto's work with English clients resulted in the artist's travelling to London, where he remained for ten years from 1746 to 1755, during which time he painted numerous views of the city and its surroundings. Canaletto's work was highly influential upon 18th-century English landscape painting.