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Giovanni Antonio Canal (1697-1768)
Canaletto was a Venetian artist famous for his landscapes or vedute of Venice. A large collection of Canalettos is owned by the British Monarchy.
Grand Canal
Feast Day of St Roch
Campo Santa Maria Formosa
Piazza San Marco
Entrance to the Grand Canal
Looking South-West
Bacino di San Marco

Viewer

Campo Santa Maria Formosa
c. 1735
Oil on canvas, 47 x 80 cm
Private collection

In the 1730s Canaletto received many commissions from Great Britain, these included 22 vedute for the Duke of Bedford. These depicted the most famous sights of Venice, though a few of them are devoted to less well-known location, like the Campo Santa Maria Formosa, the View of the Entrance to the Arsenal and the Campo San Rocco.
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