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(s):

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

Culture:

Italian

Place(s):

Italy (Place created)

Date:

about 1738

Medium:

Oil on canvas

Dimensions:

47 x 77.8 cm (18 1/2 x 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, Nov. 23, 1964.

1964-1965

Knoedler & Company, 1846 - 2011, sold to Jayne Wrightsman, Jan. 8, 1965.

1965-2005

Jayne Wrightsman (New York, NY) [Sotheby's London, 7 July 2005, lot 55, bought in; acquired after the sale by]

2005-2013

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