(Italian, 1697 - 1768)
This person is associated with: Veduta

His real name was Giovanni Antonio Canal.

Canaletto was the foremost Venetian veduta painter of the 18th century. His output consisted largely of meticulously detailed contemporary scenes of Venice for which he received many commissions from English tourists. Joseph Smith, the British Consul in Venice, also paid Canaletto to produce a large number of Venetian scenes, which Smith later sold to King George III of Great Britain. Canaletto also visited England and painted similar scenes in and around London.


Dates:1697 - 1768
This artist has 148 artworks in the database. Add more!
Top owners of works by this artist
Royal Collection Trust (UK) - Buckingham Palace26 artworks
Private collection19 artworks
Royal Collection Trust (UK) - Windsor Castle15 artworks
Uknown owner15 artworks
National Gallery - London12 artworks
Wallace Collection - London8 artworks
National Gallery of Art - Washington DC4 artworks
Fitzwilliam Museum - Cambridge3 artworks
Galleria dell Accademia - Venice3 artworks
Museum of Fine Arts - Boston2 artworks
J. Paul Getty Museum - Los Angeles2 artworks

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Creative works made by this person are in the PUBLIC DOMAIN (not copyrighted).

This person died over 70 years ago (in 1768).