This magnificent Oil Painting is a rare find. It is executed very well and a true gem of late 19th Century Art. It shows a 18th century city scene of Venice, Italy. It shows many of the famous buildings of the Pearl of the Adriatic Sea - the Doge's Palace, Santa Maria della Salute, the Grand Canal, St. Mark Square and many more. You can also see parts of the Grand Canal and the typical Gondolas.
The Painting is inspired and painted after Canaletto who became famous for his grand scenes of the canals of Venice and the Doge's Palace. His large-scale landscapes portrayed the city's pageantry and waning traditions, making innovative use of atmospheric effects and strong local colors. For these qualities, his works may be said to have anticipated Impressionism.
This amazing oil painting catches perfectly atmosphere and is a true beauty.
Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto, was an Italian painter of city views or vedute, of Venice. He also painted imaginary views, although the demarcation in his works between the real and the imaginary is never quite clearcut. He was further an important printmaker using the etching technique. In the period from 1746 to 1756 he worked in England where he created many sights of London. He was highly successful in England, thanks to the British merchant and connoisseur Joseph Smith, whose large collection of Canaletto's works was sold to King George III in 1762.
Measurements: circa 57 X 39 inch
Condition: In good condition. One small dent in the canvas. Very few tiny holes in the Canvas (only noticeable when held against light) Around the edge of the frame are few minor small chips. PLEASE SEE PICTURES.
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