This exhibition brings together a fine selection of Venetian cityscapes, romantic canals, and quality of light which have never been represented with greater sensitivity or technical brilliant than during the wondrous years of the eighteenth century.

The masters of vedutismo – Canaletto, Marieschi, Bellotto and Guardi – are all here included, represented by key works that capture the essence and sheer splendour of Venice. The exhibition also includes works by later artists of the genre, such as Cimaroli, Bison and Zanin, artists who would become well known for producing highly personalised reimaginings of earlier models through their liveliness of vision and masterful execution.

 
   Michele Marieschi      (Venice 1710 - 1743)                The Grand Canal with Ca’ Pesaro and Palazzo Foscarini-Giovannelli, from the Campiello of Palazzo Gussoni       Oil on canvas, 58 x 86 cm.

Michele Marieschi

(Venice 1710 - 1743)

 

The Grand Canal with Ca’ Pesaro and Palazzo Foscarini-Giovannelli, from the Campiello of Palazzo Gussoni

Oil on canvas, 58 x 86 cm.

   Giovanni Battista Cimaroli      (Salo’ 1687-1771 Venice)               The Celebrations for the Marriage of the Dauphin of France with the         Infanta Maria Teresa of Spain at the French Embassy in Venice in 1745       Oil on canvas, 97.9 x 133.9 cm.

Giovanni Battista Cimaroli

(Salo’ 1687-1771 Venice)

 

The Celebrations for the Marriage of the Dauphin of France with the

 Infanta Maria Teresa of Spain at the French Embassy in Venice in 1745

Oil on canvas, 97.9 x 133.9 cm.

   Bernardo Bellotto      (Venice 1720 – 1780 Warsaw)              The Rialto bridge seen from the South       Oil on canvas 60.5 x 77.5cm

Bernardo Bellotto

(Venice 1720 – 1780 Warsaw)

 

The Rialto bridge seen from the South

Oil on canvas 60.5 x 77.5cm