Monday, 17 December 2007

Canaletto: The Thames River and St. Paul's Cathedral, 1747

This is a really cool painting by Canaletto (Antonio Canal), an Italian artist who was born in Venice but lived in London for many years and provided us with some very interesting mid-18th paintings depicting London in the Georgian era. This is from 1747, I found it in a Mozart biography (yes, little Wolfgang spent one year in London as a child where he played for the court and he wrote his first symphony). The line running through the middle of the image is the space between two pages.

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