Canaletto in England

Canaletto in England

A Venetian Artist Abroad, 1746-1755

Book - 2006
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The fame of Giovanni Antonio Canal, known as Canaletto, rests mainly on his vivid paintings of Venice, his native city. Only rarely was he tempted to travel, but the popularity of his works with British tourists and patrons led him to England in 1746, and his visit became a productive, nine-year stay. This beautiful book focuses on the fruits of Canaletto’s English sojourn, reproducing the views of London he painted while there, as well as the Italian and imaginary views he painted in response to the vigorous demands of his patrons.
The book offers a full study of Canaletto’s English period along with detailed catalogue entries for about fifty paintings and twenty drawings. The works depict such landmarks as St. Paul’s Cathedral, Somerset House, and Westminster Bridge as well as views of Venice and Rome and caprices in which the artist playfully organizes Renaissance palaces and Classical ruins in fanciful juxtapositions.


Blackwell North Amer
This book focuses on Canaletto in England, reproducing the views of London he painted while there as well as the Italian and imaginary views he painted in response to the vigorous demands of his patrons.
The book, which also serves as the catalogue of an exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art and Dulwich Picture Gallery, offers a full study of Canaletto's English period along with detailed catalogue entries for about fifty paintings and twenty drawings. The works depict such landmarks as St. Paul's Cathedral, Somerset House, and Westminster Bridge as well as inventive scenes in which the artist playfully reorganizes a view or places a familiar element in an unexpected location.

Publisher: New Haven, CT ; London : Yale University Press, [2006]
ISBN: 9780300119695
0300119690
Branch Call Number: 759.5 CANAL CANAL
Characteristics: 206 pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm
Notes: Produced in association with the exhibition co-organized by the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 19 October-31 December 2006, and the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, 24 January-15 April 2007

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