Giovanni Antonio Canal

Died aged 70

Giovanni Antonio Canal (18 October 1697 – 19 April 1768), commonly known as Canaletto (Italian: [kanaˈletto]), was an Italian painter from the Republic of Venice, considered an important member of the 18th-century Venetian school. Painter of city views or vedute, of Venice, Rome, and London, he also painted imaginary views (referred to as capricci), 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 painted many views of London and other sites including Warwick Castle and Alnwick Castle. He was highly successful in England, thanks to the British merchant and connoisseur Joseph "Consul" Smith, whose large collection of Canaletto's works was sold to King George III in 1762.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Antonio Canal called Canaletto (1697-1768) Venetian painter lived here

41 Beak Street, Westminster, W1, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Antonio Giovanni Canaletto 1697 - 1768 artist worked from a studio on this site 1746 - 1755

10 Howley Place, London, United Kingdom where they worked