Two Venetian vedute oil paintings in giltwood frames after Canaletto
Two Venetian vedute oil paintings in giltwood frames after Canaletto
Two Venetian vedute oil paintings in giltwood frames after Canaletto
Two Venetian vedute oil paintings in giltwood frames after Canaletto
Two Venetian vedute oil paintings in giltwood frames after Canaletto
Two Venetian vedute oil paintings in giltwood frames after Canaletto
Two Venetian vedute oil paintings in giltwood frames after Canaletto
Two Venetian vedute oil paintings in giltwood frames after Canaletto
Two Venetian vedute oil paintings in giltwood frames after Canaletto
Two Venetian vedute oil paintings in giltwood frames after Canaletto
Two Venetian vedute oil paintings in giltwood frames after Canaletto
Two Venetian vedute oil paintings in giltwood frames after Canaletto
Two Venetian vedute oil paintings in giltwood frames after Canaletto

School of GIOVANNI ANTONIO CANALETTO (1697-1768)

Two Venetian vedute oil paintings in giltwood frames after Canaletto

c. 1780 England

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These beautiful paintings were created in England in c.1780, by the school of Canaletto. Born ‘Giovanni Antonio Canal’, Canaletto, as he was widely-known, was an 18th Century Venetian painter, who was famous for his ‘vedute’ (views) of Venice. These two paintings were created shortly after Canaletto’s death in 1768, and were most likely painted for English gentlemen to add to their Grand Tour art collections.

One painting depicts the Rialto Bridge, spanning the Grand Canal. The Rialto Bridge has long marked the centre of trade in Venice, and important 16th Century commercial buildings are located beside it. These include the The Palazzo Civran and Fondaco dei Tedeschi on the bridge’s left, and Palazzo dei Camerlenghi and the Fabbriche Vecchie on the right. The canal before these buildings is full of gondolas, which are guided across the water by men using long poles. The scene is full of activity and life.

In the second painting, the view extends down the Grand Canal to the Rialto Bridge, with the church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo in the distance. The canal is lined with historic buildings, including, in left-hand foreground, the Palazzo Balbi, which was the site of the annual regatta (gondola race). Gondolas travel across the canal, ferrying people from one place to another.

Both scenes have been beautifully rendered using short, well-blended strokes of paint. Venice, with its buildings and inhabitants, are depicted incredibly precisely and naturalistically.

The paintings are displayed in carved giltwood frames, set with artist’s plaques, reading ‘Canaletto/1697-1768’.
Dimensions
Height 75.00 cm (29.53 inches)
Width 135.00 cm (53.15 inches)
Depth 6.00 cm (2.36 inches)
Stock Code
15909
Medium
Oil on canvas, giltwood
Signed/Inscribed
Plaques on the frames read, ‘Canaletto/1697-1768’.
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