(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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Warwick Castle, c.1748-49 - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
Warwick Castle, c.1748-49
London Whitehall And The Privy Garden From Richmond... - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
London Whitehall And The Privy Garden From Richmond...
Rome The Arch of Titus - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
Rome The Arch of Titus
The Molo, Venice - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
The Molo, Venice
View of the Thames and Westminster Bridge, detail of... - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
View of the Thames and Westminster Bridge, detail of...
View of the Rialto at Venice - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
View of the Rialto at Venice
Ranelagh Gardens, the Interior of the Rotunda, c.1751 - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
Ranelagh Gardens, the Interior of the Rotunda, c.1751
Campo Santa Maria Formosa c. 1735 - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
Campo Santa Maria Formosa c. 1735
Capriccio  A Colonnade Opening onto the Courtyard of... - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
Capriccio A Colonnade Opening onto the Courtyard of...
London seen through an arch of Westminster Bridge,... - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
London seen through an arch of Westminster Bridge,...
Palazzo Ducale and the Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
Palazzo Ducale and the Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice
A View from Somerset Gardens to Westminster Bridge... - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
A View from Somerset Gardens to Westminster Bridge...

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