Canaletto & his Contemporaries
Canaletto, The Bacino on Ascension Day, Royal Collection Trust, © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017
- The Royal Collection contains the world's finest group of works by Canaletto. Bought by the young George III in 1762 from Canaletto's agent and dealer Joseph Smith, British Consul in Venice, they are one of the jewels of the Collection. The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth century Venetian art, with Canaletto's greatest works shown alongside others by Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Francesco Zuccarelli, Rosalba Carriera, Pietro Longhi and G. B. Piazzetta. Venice, its glorious architecture, its wonderful festivals and the details of everyday life so vividly captured in these paintings, drawings and engravings, will be truly brought to life. Two morning lectures will be followed by an afternoon visit to The Queen’s Gallery.
- The Study Days in London are held at The Linnean Society in Piccadilly and begin with coffee at 10.30am; the lectures start at 11.00am. To make a Study Day booking please contact the office either by phone or email – we do not require a booking form. Thank you.
- Included: Morning coffee, Two Lectures, timed entrance for the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace.
- Not included: Travel to/from London, lunch.