Early paintings (1720-24)
by CANALETTO

Returning to Venice from Rome, where he was a theatrical scene painter, Canaletto soon received attractive commissions for large, decorative, topographical canvases, although he also continued to paint fantastic landscapes in the then very modern, pre-Romantic style of Marco Ricci. The earliest known 'vedute' by Canaletto's hand is a series of four, probably painted for a local patron to decorate the walls of a central hall of a palazzo. (Now two are in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Madrid and two in the Museo del Settecento in Venice).

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Rio dei Mendicanti
1723-24
Oil on canvas, 143 x 200 cm
Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Ca' Rezzonico, Venice


Rio dei Mendicanti (detail)
1723-24
Oil on canvas
Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Ca' Rezzonico, Venice


The Rio dei Mendicanti (detail)
1723-24
Oil on canvas
Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Ca' Rezzonico, Venice


Grand Canal, Looking Northeast from Palazo Balbi toward the Rialto Bridge
1723-24
Oil on canvas, 144 x 207 cm
Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Ca' Rezzonico, Venice


Grand Canal, Looking East from the Campo San Vio
1723-24
Oil on canvas, 140,5 x 204,5 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid


Grand Canal, Looking East from the Campo San Vio (detail)
1723-24
Oil on canvas
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid


Piazza San Marco
1723-24
Oil on canvas, 141,5 x 204,5 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid


The Grand Canal with the Rialto Bridge in the Background (detail)
1724-25
Oil on canvas
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden


Venice: The Grand Canal, Looking North-East from Palazzo Balbi to the Rialto Bridge
c. 1724
Oil on canvas, 87 x 139 cm
Private collection



Summary of works by Canaletto
Paintings
| 1720-24 | 1725-29 | 1730-31 | 1732-34 |
| 1735-39 | 1740-45 | 1746-54 | 1755-68 |
Graphics
| page 1 | page 2 |



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