Skip to Content

Object Results

Showing 1 of 4


The Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice, Looking West

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

William James
England (active London 1760 - 1771)
Giovanni Antonio Canal (aka Canaletto)
Italy (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
Link to this object

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

Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keyword

Additional Images Click an image to view a larger version

Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Portfolio List Click a portfolio name to view all the objects in that portfolio
This object is a member of the following portfolios:

Web Links See links to web pages and lesson plans
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.

Your current search criteria is: Keyword is "GYON" and [Object]Century is "18th Century".

View current selection of records as: