Exhibition: Canaletto and the Art of Venice

This exhibition CLOSED on Sun, 12th Nov 2017

This exhibition has finished.

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Cost: £11.00




The Royal Collection contains the world's finest group of paintings, drawings and prints by Venice's most famous view-painter, Canaletto (1697-1768). These works were bought by the young George III in 1762 from Canaletto's agent and dealer Joseph Smith, British Consul in Venice, along with the rest of Smith's huge collection.

The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art, with Canaletto's greatest works shown alongside paintings and works on paper by Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Francesco Zuccarelli, Rosalba Carriera, Pietro Longhi and Giovanni Battista Piazzetta.

The exhibition explores the many delights of eighteenth-century Venice, from the splendours of the Grand Canal and St Mark's Square to its festivals, theatre and masked carnival, bringing the irresistible allure of the most beautiful city in the world to The Queen's Gallery.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

The Queen's Gallery,

Buckingham Palace, London,
SW1A 1AA

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