The Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice, Looking West
25 3/4 x 40 in. (65.4 x 101.6 cm)
(active London 1760 - 1771)
Giovanni Antonio Canal (aka Canaletto)
(1697 - 1768)
Medium and Support:
Oil on canvas
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harold L. Field
Location: Currently on view
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]
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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This object has the following bibliographic references:
Article Title: Two 18th Century Acquisitions.
Article Scope: Article and reproduction.
Memorial Art Gallery.
Rochester, New York: Memorial Art Gallery, 1935-1995.
Volume Number: 21,
Issue Number: 4.
Issue Date: February-March, 1956.
Democrat and Chronicle.
Rochester, NY: Rochester Print Co.
Rochester, NY: Memorial Art Gallery
Article Scope: Mention.
Burton B. Fredericksen
and Federico Zeri.
Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1972.
Article Author: Aubin, Heather.
Article Title: Untitled poem.
Article Scope: Poetry.
Community Voices in the Gallery: a Collection of Writings by Members of our Community Inspired by Works of Art at the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester.
Rochester, NY: Memorial Art Gallery, 2009.
Page Number: 26
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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
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