The Grand Canal in Venice from Palazzo Flangini to Campo San Marcuola

Object Details

Title:

The Grand Canal in Venice from Palazzo Flangini to Campo San Marcuola

Artist/Maker:

Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal) (Italian, 1697 - 1768)

Culture:

Italian

Places:

Italy (Place created)
Venice, Italy (Place depicted)

Date:

about 1738

Medium:

Oil on canvas

Dimensions:

47 × 77.8 cm (18 1/2 × 30 5/8 in.)

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Canaletto was at the peak of his powers when he created this view of the sun-drenched palaces lining the Grand Canal and reflected in its shimmering water. With precise brushwork, he also evoked the effects of soot and crumbling stucco disfiguring the facades.

Canaletto's highly finished treatment and silvery tonality stand in marked contrast to Francesco Guardi's more painterly view of the same location, The Grand Canal in Venice with Palazzo Bembo, also in the Getty Museum's collection.

Provenance
1925

Arthur Leggatt & Sons (London, UK)

after 1925-before 1964

Robert G. Stout (Ardmore, PA), sold to Knoedler & Company, November 23, 1964.
Source: GRI, M. Knoedler & Co. records, stock book 11, p. 180, no. 8788.

1964-1965

Knoedler & Company (New York), 1846 - 2011, sold to Jayne Wrightsman, January 8, 1965.
Source: GRI, M. Knoedler & Co. records, p. 180, no. CA-8788.

1965-2005

Jayne Wrightsman (New York, NY) [unsold, Sotheby's London, July 7, 2005, lot 55, acquired after the sale by Moretti Fine Art Ltd.]

2005-2013

Moretti Fine Art Ltd. (London, UK), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2013.

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European Paintings from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (New York: Praeger Publishers, 1971) p. 443.

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Fahy, Everett, and Francis Watson. The Wrightsman Collection, vol. V, Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1973) pp. 48-52, no. 6, ill.

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Lari, Giulio, ed. I rami di Visentini per le vedute di Venezia del Canaletto, exh. cat. (Venice: Museo Correr, 1990) under no. 19.

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Succi, Dario, and Annalia Delneri, eds. Canaletto: Una Venècia Imaginària, exh. cat. (Barcelona: Centre de Cultura Contemporània, 2001) p. 150, under no. 56; p. 198, under no. 89.

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