Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canale) (1697-1768) by Scholes, Robert

Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canale) (1697 – 1768) Born in Venice, he worked with his father, a theatrical scene painter and took the name “Caneletto” early in his career, probably to distinguish himself from his father. After study in Rome he began to specialize in “view,” both real and imaginary, presented in considerable detail. He became a favorite of English patrons who encountered his works while taking the grand tour of Europe, and is now known especially for his many representations of Venice.

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