Paintings (1725-29)
by CANALETTO

In 1725 Canaletto met two British residents, the art impresario Owen McSwiney and the merchant Joseph Smith. McSwiney invited him to participate in a project to furnish English houses with large, imaginary landscape paintings, and also ordered a number of small topographical paintings on copper, likewise for the English market. McSwiney, however, was soon supplanted as Canaletto's 'manager' by Joseph Smith. Besides small paintings for the market, Smith commissioned a series of six large canvases from the master 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.



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The Grand Canal near the Ponte di Rialto
1725
Oil on canvas, 90,5 x 134,6 cm
Private collection


The Grand Canal from Rialto toward the North
1725
Oil on canvas, 89,5 x 131,5 cm
Private collection


Doge Palace
c. 1725
Oil on canvas, 65 x 86 cm
Columbia Museum of Art, Columbus


Rio dei Mendicanti: Looking South
c. 1725
Oil on canvas, 69,5 x 97,5 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden


Grand Canal: Looking North-East toward the Rialto Bridge
c. 1725
Oil on canvas, 146 x 234 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden


Grand Canal: Looking North-East toward the Rialto Bridge (detail)
c. 1725
Oil on canvas
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden


Entrance to the Grand Canal: Looking East
c. 1725
Oil on canvas, 65 x 98 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden


Santi Giovanni e Paolo and the Scuola di San Marco
c. 1725
Oil on canvas, 125 x 165 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden


San Giacomo di Rialto
1725-26
Oil on canvas, 95,5 x 117 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden


San Giacomo di Rialto (detail)
1725-26
Oil on canvas
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden


Santi Giovanni e Paolo and the Scuola di San Marco
1726
Oil on canvas, 90,5 x 136 cm
Private collection


The Grand Canal near Santa Maria della Carità
1726
Oil on canvas, 90 x 131,5 cm
Private collection


La Punta della Dogana (Custom Point)
1726-28
Oil on canvas, 46 x 62,5 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna


Grand Canal: The Rialto Bridge from the South
c. 1727
Oil on copper, 45,5 x 62,5 cm
Private collection


The Stonemason's Yard
1726-30
Oil on canvas, 124 x 163 cm
National Gallery, London


The Stonemason's Yard (detail)
1726-30
Oil on canvas
National Gallery, London


The Grand Canal from Campo San Vio towards the Bacino
1729-34
Oil on canvas, 46 x 77,5 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor


View of San Giovanni dei Battuti at Murano
1725-28
Oil on canvas, 66 x 128 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg


Venice: The Piazzetta Looking South-west towards S. Maria della Salute
1725-30
Oil on canvas, 172,1 x 136,2 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor


The Piazzetta, Looking toward the Clock Tower
1726-28
Oil on canvas, 172 x 135 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor


The Piazzetta towards San Giorgio Maggiore
c. 1724
Oil on canvas
Royal Collection, Windsor


Grand Canal: Looking North from Near the Rialto Bridge
c. 1726
Oil on canvas, 150 x 197 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden


Grand Canal: Looking from Palazzo Balbi
c. 1726
Oil on canvas, 150 x 197 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden


The Grand Canal
1728-29
Oil on canvas, 45 x 73 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence



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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