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Creator:
Canaletto, 1697–1768, Venetian, active in Britain (1746–55)
Title:
St. Paul's Cathedral
Date:
ca. 1754
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 20 1/2 x 24 1/4 inches (52.1 x 61.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Label on verso, upper left: “Allied | 2 | Reg. No. | Printed in USA”; upper left: “Painting in England, 1700-1850 | The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Richmond 20 | Artist: Canaletto | Title: ‘St. Paul’s Cathedral’ | Medium: Oil on Canvas <Loan No.> Cat. No. 11 | Insure for: Sales Price: | Lender: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon | Address: Upperville, Virginia”; lower center: “Thos. Agnew & Sons Ltd. | No. [logo] 21722 | By Appointment | To the Late King George VI | London, | 43. Old Bond Street. | Piccadilly, W.”; lower right: “63/2/4/14”

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.7.95
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | carriages | carts | cathedral | children | cityscape | clock tower | coach | columns (architectural elements) | costume | cupola | dogs (animals) | dome | fountain | genre subject | horses (animals) | men | people | railing | sculptures | stairs | statues | walking
Associated Places:
City of London | England | Europe | Greater London | London | St. Paul's Cathedral | United Kingdom
Access:
Not on view
Exhibition History:
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Painting in England 1700-1850 - From The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Yale University Art Gallery, 1965-04-15 - 1965-06-20)

The Image of London (Barbican Art Gallery, 1987-08-06 - 1987-10-18)

Canaletto to Constable: Paintings of Town and Country from the Yale Center for British Art (Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 1998-02-08 - 1998-04-26)

Canaletto to Constable: Paintings of Town and Country from the Yale Center for British Art (The Grand Rapids Art Museum, 1999-10-22 - 2000-01-02)

Canaletto to Constable: Paintings of Town and Country from the Yale Center for British Art (Ferrara Galleries of Modern & Contemporary Art, 2001-02-25 - 2001-05-20)

Canaletto in England - A Venetian Artist Abroad, 1746-1755 (Dulwich Picture Gallery, 2007-01-24 - 2007-04-15)

Canaletto in England - A Venetian Artist Abroad, 1746-1755 (Yale Center for British Art, 2006-10-19 - 2006-12-31)

Canaletto 1697-1768 - Museum of Rome-Palazzo Braschi (Palazzo Braschi Museum, 2018-03-29 - 2018-09-23)

Publications:
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Geoffrey Agnew, Yale's 1700 Mellon Pictures, The Times (London), issue no. 59989, Thursday, April 28, 1977, p. 9, Available Online : Times Digital Archive Also available on Microfilm : Film An T842 (SML)

Charles Beddington, Canaletto in England, a Venetian artist abroad, 1746-1755 , Yale University Press, New Haven, 2006, p.58-9, 130, cat. 4, NJ18 C17 B45 2006 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

David Bindman, The History of British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2008, pp. 80-81 (v.2), fig. 42, N6761 +H57 2008 Oversize (YCBA)

Christie's sale catalogue : Catalogue of the Choice Collection of Ancient and Modern Pictures of that Well-known Amateur Albert Levy... : 3 May 1884, Christie's, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, May 3, 1884, p.21, lot 132, Fiche B51 (YCBA) Also Available online : Art Sales Catalogues Online - Lugt # 43972

W. G. Constable, Canaletto : Giovanni Antonio Canal, 1697-1768., Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1976, p.96, 145 (v.1); p.414 (v.2), cat. 422 (v.2), pl. 207 (v.1), NJ18 C17 C65 1976 (YCBA)

Joan Coutu, Then and now : collecting and classicism in eighteenth-century England, McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Ithaca, 2015, pp. 169-71, 172, 174, figs. 5.7, NB87.G7 C68 2015 (YCBA)

Eric Samuel De Maré, Wren's London, The Folio Society, London, p. 107, fig. 72, DA681 D44 (YCBA)

Hilda F. Finberg, Canaletto in England, Volume of the Walpole Society, vol. IX, 1920-1921, p. 42-3, 63, N12 W35 +A1 v.9 (YCBA)

Terry Friedman, The Eighteenth-Century Church in Britain, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, 2011, p. 2, pl. 2, NA5466 F76 2011 + Oversize (YCBA)

Dr. Bozena Anna Kowalczyk, Canaletto: 1697-1768, Silvana Editoriale, Cinisello Balsamo, Milano, p. 178-179, cat. 51, NJ18.C17 A12 2018 (LC) Oversize (YCBA)

J. G. Links, Canaletto, Phaidon, London, 1994, p. 191, 197, cat. 169, NJ18 C17 L54 1994 (YCBA)

J. G. Links, Canaletto, Phaidon, Oxford [Oxfordshire], 1982, p.170, cat. 170, NJ18 C17 L54+ Oversize (YCBA)

J. G. Links, Canaletto and his patrons, Elek, 1977, p.76, cat. 111, NJ18 C17 L55 1977 (YCBA)

David Linley, Classical Furniture, Pavillion Books Limited, Great Britain, 1993, p.38, NK2235 +L56 1993 Oversize (YCBA)

M. J. H. Liversidge, Canaletto & England, Merrell Holberton, London, 1993, p.25, NJ18 C17 C2 1993 (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, The Royal Academy of Arts Winter Exhibition 1964-65., , Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 1964, p. 14 (v.1), no. 44p, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA)

Roxane Sperber, Canaletto's Colour : the inspiration and implications of changing grounds, pigments and paint applications in the artist's English period, British Art Studies, Issue 2, Spring 2016, pages are unnumbered, figs. 3, 36, 37, 38, 48, Available Online (Orbis) http://dx.doi.org/10.17658/issn.2058-5462/issue-02/rsperber-jstenger

Roxane Sperber, Canaletto's Colour, The Inspiration and Implications of Changing Grounds, Pigments and Paint Application in the Artist's English period, http://www.britishartstudies.ac.uk/index/article-index/canaletto-colour/issue/issue-2 , British Art Studies, April 4, 2016, fig. 3, Available Online

John Sweetman, The Enlightenment and the Age of Revolution, 1700-1850, Longman, London; New York, 1998, p.69, fig. 19, NX542 S9 1998 (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 42 (v.1), no. 11, pl. 24, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)

Malcolm Warner, The image of London, views by travellers and emigrâes 1550-1920 , Trefoil Publications, London, 1987, p. 127-128, cat. 75, N8214.5 G7 W2 (YCBA)

William Thomas Whitley, Artists and their friends in England, 1700-1799, Medici Society, London & Boston, 1928, p. 118 (v.1), N6766 W45 (YCBA)

Jean-Pierre Wytteman, L'Europe Baroque, no. 8030, La Documentation Française, Paris, December, 2002, pp. 36-67, Not Available at Yale

Canaletto to Constable, paintings of town and country from the Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn., 1998, p. 8, 46-7, Cat. 11, , ND1354.4 Y25 1998 (YCBA)

Yale University Art Gallery, Painting in England, 1700-1850, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, [exhibition at] Yale University Art Gallery, April 15-June 20, 1965. , vol. 1, W. Clowes and sons, New Haven, 1965, p. 5 (v.1), no. 19, ND466 Y35 (YCBA)

Front Cover, Burlington Magazine, vol. 146, August 2004, front cover, N1 +B87 (YCBA) Serials

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