Canaletto art links 


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Canaletto: Regatta View from Ca'Foscari
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[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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 N.B. For the sake of readability, we have organized external links into these different tabs: 
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

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   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

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

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many 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
See the "Italy 17th 18th centuries" section

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Notable SiteCanaletto at the Louvre Museum, Paris
The Molo, Seen from the San Marco Basin

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris

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

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
Imaginary View of Padua, etching, ca.1741-44

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
The Entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice, ca.1730

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

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 SiteRijksmuseum, Amsterdam   NEW!

Notable SiteSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK
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

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
The Portico With The Lantern, etching, 1740s

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   NEW!

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
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas   NEW!

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

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

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

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

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"

Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands   NEW!
Works from the museum's drawings and engravings collection

The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Canaletto at the The British Museum, London, UK

The Huntington Library, California

The Wallace Collection, London, UK   NEW!

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland

Virtual Uffizi
Palazzo Ducale in Venice
View of the Grand Canal

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

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
7 works online when last checked

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

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

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

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
The Piazza San Marco in Venice (Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza, Madrid)

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

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

Notable SiteCanaletto at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteCanaletto at The Artchive  

Notable SiteCanaletto at The Athenaeum  
60 works online

Notable SiteCanaletto in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteCanaletto in the WebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

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)

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  

Memory of the Netherlands Project
Great scans; use your mouse wheel to zoom in on the detail images

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Olga's Gallery

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

Additional Image Search Tools:
(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

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 SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

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

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.
look inside

Venice through Canaletto's Eyes

look inside

Canaletto Drawings: 47 Works (Dover)

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