(Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto
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Giovanni Antonio Canal (Venice, Republic of Venice, October 28, 1697 – April 19, 1768, Venice), better known as Canaletto, was a Venetian artist famous for his landscapes, or vedute, of Venice. He was also an important printmaker in etching.

He was a son of the painter Bernardo Canal, hence his mononym Canaletto ("little Canal"). His nephew and pupil Bernardo Bellotto was also an accomplished landscape painter, with a similar painting style, and sometimes used the name "Canaletto" to advance his own career, particularly in countries—Germany and Poland—where his uncle was not active.

Canaletto was born in Venice on October 28, 1697, to Bernardo Canal and Artemisia Barbieri, and served his apprenticeship with his father and his brother. He began in his father's occupation, that of a theatrical scene painter. Canaletto was inspired by the Roman vedutista Giovanni Paolo Pannini, and started painting the daily life of the city and its people.

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Grand Canal: Looking Northeast from near the Palazzo... - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
Grand Canal: Looking Northeast from near the Palazzo...
La Punta della Dogana (Custom Point) - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
La Punta della Dogana (Custom Point)
The South East Prospect of Westminster Bridge - Boats... - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
The South East Prospect of Westminster Bridge - Boats...
The Stonemason's Yard 1728 - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
The Stonemason's Yard 1728
A View from Somerset Gardens to Westminster Bridge... - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
A View from Somerset Gardens to Westminster Bridge...
London   Ranelagh Interior Of The Rotunda 1754 - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
London Ranelagh Interior Of The Rotunda 1754
Dresden from the right bank of the Elbe below the Augustus... - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
Dresden from the right bank of the Elbe below the Augustus...
The Grand Canal - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
The Grand Canal
The Library and the Piazzetta, Venice - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
The Library and the Piazzetta, Venice
Basin of San Marco - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
Basin of San Marco
View of the Piazza Navona, Rome - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
View of the Piazza Navona, Rome
The Pantheon - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
The Pantheon

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