An image of An imaginary view of Padua

Canaletto

(Italy 17 Oct 1697 – 10 Apr 1768)

An imaginary view of Padua

Other titles:
Panorama of a town beside a river
Location
Not on display
Further information

In the early 1740s Canaletto gave up painting almost entirely and devoted himself to drawing and etching. He probably made his first etching around 1735, and worked in the medium until 1745. Canaletto's prints depict actual Venetian views and imaginary landscapes ('capricci'), but sometimes they are a synthesis of the two traditions, as in the etching displayed here.

Media
Print
Medium
etching
Dimensions
30.0 x 43.1 cm platemark; 30.4 x 43.5 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed l.l., [incised plate] "A. Canal...". Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1937
Accession number
6427