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Canaletto: Regatta View from Ca'Foscari
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Canaletto

[Italian Rococo Era Painter, 1697-1768]

• Also known as:  Giovanni Antonio Canal
• Relationships: Canaletto's nephew, Bernardo Bellotto, expertly mimicked his style and even adopted the nickname "Canaletto" for himself. This has made it difficult to attribute individual paintings to one artist or the other.
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Landscapes.
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    Canaletto Works Online    
Categorized & Annotated
 
 
 N.B. For the sake of readability, we have organized external links into these different tabs: 
 
    
  Museums  
(89)
 
  Art Market  
(2)
 
  Image Archives  
(23)
 
  Misc Sites  
(7)
 
  Articles  
(7)
 
  Books  
(3)
 
 Galleries 
 (separate page) 
    
 
 
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteBirmingham Museums & Art Gallery, UK
The Thames and London from Richmond House, pen and ink with wash, 1746-47

Notable SiteBirmingham Museums & Art Gallery, UK
Allegorical Tomb of Lord Somers
Warwick Castle, East Front from the Courtyard
, 1752

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas

Notable SiteCanaletto at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
3 works online

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum PHAROS Website, Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
5 works by Canaletto

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
3 works online by Canaletto

Notable SiteKress Foundation Collection
(Look for the "Image" links for super high resolution scans)
3 paintings online in high resolution

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Notable SiteCanaletto at the Louvre Museum, Paris
The Molo, Seen from the San Marco Basin, ca.1730-31

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  

Notable SiteCanaletto at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
(Zoomify viewer requires Java in order to view images)

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteCanaletto at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
8 works by Canaletto

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa  
St. Mark's and the Clock Tower, Venice
The Campo di Rialto and S. Giacomo di Rialto, Venice


Notable SiteNelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri
The Clock Tower in the Piazza San Marco, 1728/30 (Zoom)

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SiteCanaletto at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Great scans of Rijksmuseum paintings, from the 'Memory of the Netherlands' project

Notable SiteRijksmuseum Research Database, Amsterdam (in Dutch)  

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK
(Zoomable - look for the magnifying glass and the text "Magnify image")
Many paintings and drawings online

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff
The Bacino di San Marco, looking North

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Etchings of Venice

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Bowes Museum, County Durham, UK
Architectural Capriccio

Bowes Museum, County Durham, UK
The Bucintoro returning to the Molo

Bowes Museum, County Durham, UK
Regatta on the Grand Canal, 1730s

Ca' Rezzonico - Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Venice (in Italian)  
Veduta del Canal Grande

Ca' Rezzonico - Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Venice (in Italian)  
Canal Grande da Ca' Balbi verso Rialto, 1720-23

Ca' Rezzonico - Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Venice (in Italian)  
Il rio dei Mendicanti

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina
View of the Molo, Venice

Compton Verney, Warwick, England
The Interior of the Rotunda, Ranelagh, 1754
The Grand Walk, Vauxhall Gardens, ca.1751

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
5 works by or related to the artist

Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
The Pantheon

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK
The Bucintoro at the Molo on Ascension Day
Old Walton Bridge over the Thames


E.G. Bührle Collection, Zurich
(Click on the title to see a specific work, then click on the image to enlarge)
Santa Maria della Salute, ca.1740
The Grand Canal, ca.1740

Fondation Bemberg Museum, Toulouse, France
Village sur la Brenta
Vue de Mestre


Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice (mostly in Italian)  
Prospettiva con portico

Gallerie di Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Vicenza, Italy

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
The Molo, Venice

Canaletto in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

Manchester City Art Gallery, UK

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  

Musee Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland (in French)  
Portique la lanterne, 1742

Museo Correr, Venice (in Italian)  
Capriccio architettonico

Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan, Italy

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona
Return of the Bucintoro on Ascension Day

Museum Collection Database for the Region of Haute-Normandie, France

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
The View of San Marco Quay from the Bay, ca.1730s

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
View of Piazza San Marco, ca.1730s

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
2 works online

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK
Greenwich Hospital from the North Bank of the Thames, ca.1752

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Capriccio: The Rialto Bridge and The Church of S. Giorgio Maggiore, ca.1750

Oglethorpe University Museum, Georgia

Philadelphia Museum of Art
(Tip: On the zoom-in page, use the slider bar to magnify the image)
2 paintings by Canaletto online

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
Betrothal of the Venetian Doge with the Adriatic Sea, ca.1730s

Ringling Museum of Art, Florida
Venice: Piazza San Marco, Seen from Campo San Basso, 1760s
Venice: The Riva Degli Schiavoni Towards the East, 1760s

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
An Island in the Lagoon with a Gateway and a Church, 1743-44

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California
The Portico with the Lantern

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (in German)  
View of the Mills of Dolo on the Brenta

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
Click "English" at the top right to switch the default language, then click "Search"

Tate Gallery, London, UK

The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Canaletto at the The British Museum, London, UK

The Wallace Collection, London, UK

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
- to switch to English, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "English Version"
- images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image


Tyne & Wear Museums Database, England
2 paintings online

Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland

Virtual Uffizi

Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (in German)  

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

 
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)
Page forward for several paintings by Canaletto

 
Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

 
Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteCanaletto in the Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteArtchive  

Notable SiteArtcyclopedia
Masterscan feature: A Regatta on the Grand Canal

Notable SiteCGFA  

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project   NEW!
The Piazza San Marco in Venice (Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza, Madrid)

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project   NEW!
View of the Ducal Palace in Venice (Uffizi Gallery, Florence)

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project   NEW!
View of the Grand Canal (Uffizi Gallery, Florence)

Notable SiteThe Athenaeum  
60 works online

Notable SiteWeb Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Artliste
Image archive with zoomable images

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)
"Giovanni Antonio Canal"

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)
"Canaletto"

California State University WorldImages Database  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Olga's Gallery

University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser

Additional Image Search Tools:   NEW!
(SafeSearch set to "strict"; go to Advanced Search (Flickr/Google) or Preferences (Bing) to change)

      Flickr: "Canaletto"      
 
Google Images: "Canaletto"      
 
Bing Images: "Canaletto"   
 
 
Miscellaneous Sites:
Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation
London: The Old Horse Guards from St James's Park

ArtsNet Minnesota

Dickinson Agents and Dealers in Fine Art, London, UK -- Notable past sales

Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation

Online Archive of California
Al Dolo

Online Archive of California
Mestre

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

 
Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Canaletto  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteGrove Dictionary of Art Online (excerpt)  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"What a wonderful world", 2007 article by Adrian Searle

The London Evening Standard
"A tourist's take on London", 2007 article by Brian Sewell


"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
 
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Venice through Canaletto's Eyes


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Canaletto Drawings: 47 Works (Dover)


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The Rialto Bridge, Venice
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View of the Grand Canal
View of the Grand Canal

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Canaletto: Greenwich from the Isle of Dogs
Greenwich from the Isle of Dogs

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Westminster Bridge, London,
Westminster Bridge, London,

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Venice: The Upper Reaches of the Grand Canal with S. Simeone Piccolo, c. 1738 (detail)
Venice: The Upper Reaches of the Grand Canal

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