Paintings (1730-31)
by CANALETTO

Smith commissioned a series of six large canvases from Canaletto 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. This project was extended into a series of twelve views, which Canaletto had published between 1730 and 1735 under the title Prospectus Magni Canalis Venetiarum. A second edition followed in 1742, supplemented with twenty-four additional views.



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The Molo: Looking West
1730
Oil on canvas, 55 x 102 cm
Private collection


The Molo: Looking West (detail)
1730
Oil on canvas
Private collection


Riva degli Schiavoni: Looking East
1730
Oil on canvas, 58,4 x 101,6 cm
Private collection


The Grand Canal and the Church of the Salute
1730
Oil on canvas, 49,5 x 72,5 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


The Grand Canal and the Church of the Salute (detail)
1730
Oil on canvas
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


Piazza San Marco with the Basilica
c. 1730
Oil on canvas, 76 x 114,5 cm
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge


Piazza San Marco
c. 1730
Oil on canvas, 68,6 x 112,4 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


Piazza San Marco Looking East towards the Basilica
c. 1730
Oil on canvas, 59 x 92 cm
Private collection


View of the Ducal Palace
c. 1730
Oil on canvas
El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso


Piazza San Marco: the Clocktower
c. 1730
Oil on canvas, 52,7 x 70,5 cm
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City


Reception of the Ambassador in the Doge's Palace
c. 1730
Oil on canvas, 184 x 265 cm
Private collection


The Bucintoro Returning to the Molo on Ascension Day
c. 1730
Oil on canvas, 182 x 259 cm
Private collection


The Fonteghetto della Farina
c. 1730
Oil on canvas, 66 x 112 cm
Private collection


The Riva degli Schiavoni
1724-30
Oil on canvas, 46 x 63 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna


Punta della Dogana in Venice
1724-30
Oil on canvas, 46 x 63 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna



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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