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Promenade: A Musical Procession Through Paintings at the Memorial Art Gallery

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The Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice, Looking West

ca. 1760-1771
25 3/4 x 40 in. (65.4 x 101.6 cm)

William James
British (active 1760 - 1771)
Giovanni Antonio Canal (aka Canaletto)
Italian (1697 - 1768) Previous attribution

Object Type: Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harold L. Field
Accession Number: 1955.180
Location: Currently on view
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The waterfront promenade of the Riva degli Schiavoni, or River of the Slavs, has long been one of the most picturesque and popular in Venice. Paintings by the great Canaletto and his British followers like William James show the bustling of gondolas, sailing boats and barges; the promenade itself is equally lively with travelers, merchants and townspeople actively engaged in both commerce and recreation.

[Gallery label text, 2008]

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Howard Young Galleries, New York; purchased from them by Mr. and Mrs. Harold L. Field, Rochester, NY, 1937; their gift to the Gallery in 1955

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Concerto in C Excerpt from Allegro from Johann Sebastian Bach's Concerto in C, BMV 976, performed by Edoardo Bellotti on the Italian Baroque Organ, to accompany this painting.

Excerpts from the Promenade CD copyright and courtesy of The Gothic Catalog, LRCD-1097.


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