|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.
Campo Santa Maria Formosa
Oil on canvas, 47 x 80 cm
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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