(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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Night-time Celebration Outside the Church of San Pietro... - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
Night-time Celebration Outside the Church of San Pietro...
Grand Canal Looking South West - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
Grand Canal Looking South West
Doge Palace c. 1725 - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
Doge Palace c. 1725
Capriccio Veneto, river, bridge and medieval town gate - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
Capriccio Veneto, river, bridge and medieval town gate
San Cristoforo, San Michele and Murano - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
San Cristoforo, San Michele and Murano
The Molo of the Doges Palace - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
The Molo of the Doges Palace
La Piazza San Marco - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
La Piazza San Marco
A View from Somerset Gardens to Westminster Bridge... - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
A View from Somerset Gardens to Westminster Bridge...
The entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice with the Church... - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
The entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice with the Church...
La Punta della Dogana (Custom Point) - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
La Punta della Dogana (Custom Point)
La Punta Della Dogana   Custom Point - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
La Punta Della Dogana Custom Point
San Giacomo di Rialto, 1725-30 - (Giovanni Antonio Canal) Canaletto - www.canalettogallery.org
San Giacomo di Rialto, 1725-30

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