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Canaletto

 
 
Canaletto Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
1. Canaletto Marker
Inscription.
Antonio
Canal
called
Canaletto
(1697 - 1768)
Venetian Painter
lived here

 
Erected 1925 by London County Council.
 
Location. 51° 30.748′ N, 0° 8.257′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Beak Street and Upper James Street, on the right when traveling west on Beak Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 41 Beak Street, City of Westminster, England W1F 9SB, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Bridgeman (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Portuguese Embassy (about 120 meters away); John William Polidori (about 150 meters away); Lord Stanley of Preston (about 180 meters away); Ziggy Stardust (about 210 meters away); Percy Bysshe Shelley (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Keith Moon (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); David Bowie (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. Canal, Giovanni Antonio (1697-1768) (English Heritage). "As his English patrons could not come to him, Canaletto decided
Canaletto Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
2. Canaletto Marker - Wide View
to go to them, arriving in London in May 1746. The artist stayed in the capital for about nine years, returning briefly to Italy in 1750–1. During his time in England, Canaletto painted about 50 views, initially of the Thames and later of country houses such as Syon House in Middlesex and Alnwick Castle in Northumberland....In order to increase his sales, he used his London address – then known as 16 Silver Street and owned by a cabinetmaker – for exhibiting his work. The show held here in summer 1749 included his View of St Jamesís Park, and a second exhibition was staged at the property in summer 1751....Number 41 is typical of the houses built in Soho in the 1680s, though it has been altered in succeeding centuries. The high-glaze plaque, with its distinctive coloured wreath, is one of the series made by Doulton, and dates from 1925." (Submitted on November 17, 2017.) 

2. Canaletto (Wikipedia). "Giovanni Antonio Canal (18 October 1697 – 19 April 1768), better known as Canaletto, was an Italian painter of city views or vedute, of Venice. He also painted imaginary views (referred to as capricci), although the demarcation in his works between the real and the imaginary is never quite clearcut. He was further an important printmaker using the etching technique. In the period from
<i>The Entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice</i> image. Click for full size.
By Canaletto, circa 1730
3. The Entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice
1746 to 1756 he worked in England where he created many sights of London. He was highly successful in England, thanks to the British merchant and connoisseur Joseph Smith, whose large collection of Canaletto's works was sold to King George III in 1762." (Submitted on November 17, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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