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.



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Palazzo Ducale and the Piazza di San Marco
c. 1755
Oil on canvas, 51 x 83 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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