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View of a Venetian villa

View of a Venetian villa

Canaletto (in 1742)

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Canaletto and Guardi are the most important of the ‘vedutisti’ - painters of Venetian city views. The location depicted in this drawing cannot be identifed; it is not in the city itself, but on one of the canals on the ‘terraferma’ or mainland in the Veneto region. His work was very popular with English collectors. He even worked in London for a number of years (1746-1755).

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Title View of a Venetian villa
Material and technique Black chalk, pen and brush and brown ink, gray wash
Object type
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 205 mm
Width 304 mm
Artists Tekenaar: Canaletto
Accession number I 145 (PK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1940
Age artist Unknown
Exhibitions Piranesi . Canaletto . Tiepolo: prenten uit de collectie Bierens de Haan, een keuze van oud-directeur J.C. Ebbinge Wubben (2006)
De Collectie Twee - wissel VI, Prenten & Tekeningen (2010)
De Collectie Twee - wissel IX, Prenten & Tekeningen (2011)
Italiaanse tekeningen in Nederlands bezit (1962)
Washing > Wash > Drawing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Washing > Wash > Drawing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Place of manufacture Venice > Veneto region > Italy > Southern Europe > Europe
Geographical origin Italy > Southern Europe > Europe

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Venetië 1697 - Venetië 1768

The Venetian painter Canaletto specialised in cityscapes of Venice. As a rule he based his paintings on extensive sketch studies that he made on location....

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