Portrait of Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto

Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto Painting Reproductions 6 of 13

1697-1768

Italian Rococo Painter

Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto, was an Italian painter born on October 28, 1697, in Venice, Italy. He is renowned for his highly detailed and atmospheric paintings of Venice, which captured the city's architecture, canals, and everyday life with remarkable precision and skill. Canaletto's works played a significant role in shaping the veduta genre (cityscape painting) and establishing his reputation as one of the greatest painters of the 18th century.

Canaletto came from a family of artists. His father, Bernardo Canal, was a painter of theatrical scenery, and his nephew, Bernardo Bellotto, also became a prominent veduta painter. Canaletto began his artistic training under his father's guidance, learning the basics of perspective and architectural drawing. Later, he became a student of Luca Carlevarijs, a successful landscape and cityscape painter in Venice, who influenced his early style.

In the 1720s, Canaletto embarked on a period of intense study and observation of the cityscape. He developed a distinctive approach to capturing the architectural landmarks and distinctive features of Venice, focusing on accurate renderings of buildings, canals, and lighting conditions. His paintings often featured dramatic compositions, where he would meticulously depict the play of light and shadow, as well as the reflections on the water, to create a sense of depth and atmosphere.

Canaletto's attention to detail and technical precision earned him recognition and popularity among the Venetian aristocracy and foreign visitors. He attracted the attention of English collectors and received commissions to paint views of Venice. In 1746, Canaletto traveled to London, where he stayed for almost ten years. During this time, he produced numerous paintings of the city's landmarks, including St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, and the Thames River.

His London paintings, while maintaining his signature style, also showcased his ability to capture the essence of a different cityscape. Canaletto's works were highly sought after, and he achieved great success in the English art market. His paintings found their way into the collections of prominent collectors and patrons, including King George III.

However, the London years took a toll on Canaletto's creativity, and he faced financial difficulties. In 1755, he returned to Venice, where he continued to paint and enjoy some success. His later works showed a shift towards a more colorful and painterly style, departing from the meticulous precision of his earlier works.

Canaletto's legacy as a master of veduta painting endures to this day. His depictions of Venice, with their meticulous attention to architectural details and atmospheric effects, provide a valuable historical record of the city's appearance during the 18th century. His influence extended beyond his lifetime, inspiring later generations of artists and contributing to the development of landscape and cityscape painting. Canaletto's works can be found in major museums and art collections worldwide, and his contributions to the art world continue to be celebrated.

310 Canaletto Paintings

The Mouth of the Grand Canal Looking West towards the Carita, c.1729/30 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Mouth of the Grand Canal Looking West towards ... c.1729/30

Oil Painting
$4326
Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: CAN-6690
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 47.6 x 79.2 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Grand Canal Looking towards the Riva degli Schiavoni, c.1729/30 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Grand Canal Looking towards the Riva degli ... c.1729/30

Oil Painting
$3844
Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: CAN-6691
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 47.6 x 80 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

A Regatta on the Grand Canal, c.1733/34 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

A Regatta on the Grand Canal c.1733/34

Oil Painting
$4717
Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: CAN-6692
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 77.2 x 125.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Bacino di San Marco on Ascension Day, c.1733/34 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Bacino di San Marco on Ascension Day c.1733/34

Oil Painting
$4899
Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: CAN-6693
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 76.8 x 125.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: The Molo towards the Dogana and St. Maria della Salute, c.1735 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: The Molo towards the Dogana and St. Maria ... c.1735

Oil Painting
$2830
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$50.05
SKU: CAN-6694
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 47.6 x 80.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: The Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, c.1738 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: The Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo c.1738

Oil Painting
$2850
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$50.05
SKU: CAN-6695
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 46 x 78.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Rome: The Arch of Septimus Severus, 1742 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Rome: The Arch of Septimus Severus 1742

Oil Painting
$3077
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$50.05
SKU: CAN-6696
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 180.3 x 105.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Rome: The Arch of Constantine, 1742 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Rome: The Arch of Constantine 1742

Oil Painting
$3175
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$50.05
SKU: CAN-6697
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 185.4 x 105.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Rome: The Arch of Titus, 1742 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Rome: The Arch of Titus 1742

Oil Painting
$3114
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$50.05
SKU: CAN-6698
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 190.8 x 105.4 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Rome: The Pantheon, 1742 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Rome: The Pantheon 1742

Oil Painting
$3207
SKU: CAN-6699
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 183.5 x 105.7 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Rome: The Ruins of the Forum looking towards the Capitol, 1742 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Rome: The Ruins of the Forum looking towards the ... 1742

Oil Painting
$3219
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$50.05
SKU: CAN-6700
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 190 x 106.2 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: The Molo with the Prisons and the Doges' Palace, 1743 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: The Molo with the Prisons and the Doges' Palace 1743

Oil Painting
$4246
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$50.05
SKU: CAN-6701
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 60.3 x 95.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: The Piazzetta towards the Torre dell'Orologio, 1743 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: The Piazzetta towards the Torre dell'Orologio 1743

Oil Painting
$3840
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$50.05
SKU: CAN-6702
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 60 x 95.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Rome: View of the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine, 1743 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Rome: View of the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine 1743

Oil Painting
$3901
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$50.05
SKU: CAN-6703
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 108 x 284.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Grand Canal with St. Maria della Salute towards the Riva degli Schiavoni, 1744 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

The Grand Canal with St. Maria della Salute ... 1744

Oil Painting
$4161
Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: CAN-6704
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 126.9 x 205 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: The Piazza and Piazzetta from the Torre dell'Orologio towards St. Giorgio, 1744 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: The Piazza and Piazzetta from the Torre ... 1744

Oil Painting
$4068
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$50.05
SKU: CAN-6705
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 78.2 x 121.3 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: The Piazza from the Piazzetta with the Campanile and Side of St. Marco, 1744 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: The Piazza from the Piazzetta with the ... 1744

Oil Painting
$3889
Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: CAN-6706
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 78.1 x 121.3 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: Caprice View with Palladio's Design for the Rialto, 1744 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: Caprice View with Palladio's Design for ... 1744

Oil Painting
$4132
Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: CAN-6707
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 90 x 130.2 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

London: The Thames from Somerset House Terrace towards the City, c.1746/50 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

London: The Thames from Somerset House Terrace ... c.1746/50

Oil Painting
$4165
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$50.05
SKU: CAN-6708
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 108.3 x 188.6 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

London: The Thames from Somerset House Terrace towards Westminster, c.1750 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

London: The Thames from Somerset House Terrace ... c.1750

Oil Painting
$4047
Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: CAN-6709
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 108 x 188.3 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Venice: The Interior of St. Marco by Day, c.1755/56 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Venice: The Interior of St. Marco by Day c.1755/56

Oil Painting
$2717
Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: CAN-6710
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 36.5 x 33.5 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

Entrance to the Grand Canal, c.1726/28 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Entrance to the Grand Canal c.1726/28

Oil Painting
$4068
Canvas Print
$66.36
SKU: CAN-6711
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 191 x 203 cm
Musee des Beaux Arts, Grenoble, France

Reception of the Imperial Ambassador at the Doge's Palace, 1729 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Reception of the Imperial Ambassador at the ... 1729

Oil Painting
$6759
Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: CAN-6712
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: 184 x 265 cm
Private Collection

Reception of the Imperial Ambassador at the Doge's Palace (Detail), 1729 by Canaletto | Painting Reproduction

Reception of the Imperial Ambassador at the ... 1729

Canvas Print
$54.60
SKU: CAN-6713
Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

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