Paintings in England (1740-45)
by CANALETTO

The situation changed around 1740. The lucrative tourist market collapsed as a result of the outbreak of war throughout Europe. Smith continued his efforts to help Canaletto secure commissions for idealized views in a classical style and also published a series of etchings of capriccios, but the returns were not high enough. In 1746 Canaletto left for his clients' homeland, England.

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Piazza San Marco in Venice
c. 1740
Oil on canvas, 45 x 76 cm
Musйe Jacquemart-Andrй, Paris

1313*800
True Color
146 Kb



The Molo and the Riva degli Schiavoni from the Bacino di San Marco
1740
Oil on canvas, 46,5 x 63 cm
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio

1063*770
True Color
140 Kb



The Bucintore Returning to the Molo on Ascension Day
c. 1740
Oil on canvas, 187 x 259 cm
Pushkin Museum, Moscow

1113*770
True Color
142 Kb



The Molo with the Library and the Entrance to the Grand Canal
c. 1740
Oil on canvas, 110,5 x 185,5 cm
Private collection

1037*617
True Color
114 Kb



Piazza San Marco and the Piazzetta, Looking South
c. 1741
Oil on canvas, 69 x 92 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome

1081*800
True Color
118 Kb



Rome: The Arch of Constantine
1742
Oil on canvas, 181,5 x 103 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor

730*1280
True Color
162 Kb



Rome: The Arch of Constantine (detail)
1742
Oil on canvas
Royal Collection, Windsor

988*802
True Color
194 Kb



Rome: Ruins of the Forum, Looking towards the Capitol
1742
Oil on canvas, 188 x 104 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor

700*1235
True Color
130 Kb



Capriccio: The Ponte della Pescaria and Buildings on the Quay
1742-44
Oil on canvas, 84,5 x 129,5 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor

1079*720
True Color
137 Kb



Capriccio: The Horses of San Marco in the Piazzetta
1743
Oil on canvas, 108 x 129,5 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor

1030*854
True Color
159 Kb



Entrance to the Grand Canal: Looking East
1744
Oil on canvas, 127 x 203 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor

1248*770
True Color
159 Kb



Capriccio with Venetian Motifs
1740-45
Oil on canvas, 51,2 x 68,6 cm
Art Museum, Saint Louis

1030*772
True Color
114 Kb



View of San Giuseppe di Castello
1740s
Oil on canvas, 47,5 x 77,5 cm
Private collection

1185*702
True Color
140 Kb



View of San Giuseppe di Castello (detail)
1740s
Oil on canvas
Private collection

1030*800
True Color
159 Kb



View of a River, Perhaps in Padua
1745
Oil on canvas
Private collection

1154*702
True Color
123 Kb



Arrival of the French Ambassador in Venice
1740s
Oil on canvas, 181 x 260 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

1300*905
True Color
214 Kb



Arrival of the French Ambassador in Venice (detail)
1740s
Oil on canvas
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

1073*824
True Color
178 Kb



Arrival of the French Ambassador in Venice (detail)
1740s
Oil on canvas, 181 x 259,5 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

806*900
True Color
167 Kb



Capriccio: The Grand Canal, with an Imaginary Rialto Bridge and Other Buildings
1740s
Oil on canvas, 60 x 82 cm
Galleria Nazionale, Parma

1096*770
True Color
150 Kb



Capriccio: a Palladian Design for the Rialto Bridge, with Buildings at Vicenza
1740s
Oil on canvas, 60,5 x 82 cm
Galleria Nazionale, Parma

1087*602
True Color
106 Kb



The Bucintoro, Venice
1745-50
Oil on canvas, 57 x 93 cm
Fundaciуn Colecciуn Thyssen-Bornemisza, Pedralbes

1201*760
True Color
134 Kb




Summary of works by Canaletto
Paintings
| 1720-24 | 1725-29 | 1730-31 | 1732-34 |
| 1735-39 | 1740-45 | 1746-54 | 1755-68 |
Graphics
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