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Canaletto and the Art of Venice
Author: Rosie Razzall

ISBN: 9781909741409
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 1 August 2017
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.9 x 24.4 x 3.7
Description:
Canaletto (1697-1768) was the archetypical Venetian painter and printmaker. His superlative cityscapes record views of the ancient monuments and famous modern buildings of European cities that are now familiar and beloved throughout the world-none more so than the works depicting his native Venice. His lively, yet elegant paintings and prints were enthusiastically collected by foreign patrons, among them Joseph Smith, the British consul to Venice, who later sold his large collection to King George III. As a result, the Royal Collection now holds the largest and finest collection of Canaletto's works in existence.

Canaletto and the Art of Venice is the first book to showcase in full this rich collection of eighteenth-century Venetian art held by the Royal Collection. It explores paintings, prints, and drawings by Canaletto, as well as many of his contemporaries, including Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Antonio Visentini, Francesco Zuccarelli, and Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. Lavishly illustrated, the book presents these works against the background of the social and artistic networks of the period, looking at the links between art and theater in Venice, as ...

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