Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal)A View of Greenwich from the River c.1750-2

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A View of Greenwich from the River
Date c.1750-2
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionsunconfirmed: 591 x 940 mm frame: 773 x 1120 x 85 mm
Collection
Lent from a private collection 1997
On long term loan
Reference
L01926
Not on display

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When Canaletto arrived in England, in 1746, he was already well known as ‘the famous painter of views of Venice’. He transposed this taste for topography to views of England, especially of London. He stayed in England for nearly a decade, his presence raising the status of landscape painting here.

This view of the riverfront at Greenwich, with the Royal Naval Hospital and the Queen’s House beyond, is almost the only one of his London views which is little altered today.

September 2004

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