Late works (1755-68)
by CANALETTO

From 1756 until his death in 1768 Canaletto continued working with varying degrees of success. Though often relying on old sketches, he occasionally invented surprising new subjects and compositions. With the possible exception of an interruption in the 1730s, Canaletto continued painting free compositions in the form of 'vedute ideate' or capriccios as well as the accurate town views. Canaletto's fame, however, was based on the 'veduta esatta'. Like Van Wittel, Canaletto won official recognition only in old age with his admission to the Venetian Accademia in 1763 for the genre he had made popular in Venice and throughout Europe. Apparently, in keeping with tradition, his colleagues continued to view this specialty as one of modest artistic importance.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 11 minutes):
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in F major RV 293 op. 8 No. 3 (Autumn)


Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Palazzo Ducale and the Piazza di San Marco
c. 1755
Oil on canvas, 51 x 83 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

1173*720
True Color
185 Kb



San Marco: the Interior
c. 1755
Oil on canvas, 36,5 x 33,5 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor

882*950
True Color
188 Kb



Piazza San Marco: Looking South-West
1755-59
Oil on canvas, 67,3 x 102 cm
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford

1145*730
True Color
113 Kb



Grand Canal: Looking South-East from the Campo Santa Sophia to the Rialto Bridge
c. 1756
Oil on canvas, 119 x 185 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

1218*768
True Color
163 Kb



Piazza San Marco: Looking East from the North-West Corner
c. 1760
Oil on canvas, 46,5 x 38 cm
National Gallery, London

816*1001
True Color
124 Kb



Piazza San Marco: Looking East from the South West Corner
c. 1760
Oil on canvas, 45 x 35 cm
National Gallery, London

840*1029
True Color
146 Kb



La Vigilia di Santa Marta
c. 1760
Oil on canvas, 119 x 187 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

1200*749
True Color
97 Kb



Perspective View with Portico
1765
Oil on canvas, 131 x 93 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

900*1266
True Color
192 Kb



Perspective View with Portico (detail)
1765
Oil on canvas
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

1000*1204
True Color
220 Kb



The Lock at Dolo
1763
Oil on canvas, 31 x 45 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

1034*700
True Color
115 Kb



Scala dei Giganti
1765
Oil on canvas, 42 x 29 cm
Private collection

702*1016
True Color
144 Kb



The Vigilia di San Pietro
after 1755
Oil on canvas, 119 x 187 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

1117*700
True Color
91 Kb



The Campo di Rialto
1758-63
Oil on canvas, 119 x 186 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

1300*806
True Color
184 Kb



Capriccio with Classical Ruins and Buildings
1750s
Oil on canvas, 62 x 74 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

1224*1000
True Color
212 Kb



Capriccio with Ruins and Porta Portello, Padua
1750s
Oil on canvas, 61 x 76 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

1300*1029
True Color
181 Kb



Capriccio of a Bridge Leading to a Fortress by the Venetian Lagoon
-
Oil on canvas, 29 x 41 cm
Private collection

1516*1046
True Color
239 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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