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Canaletto, 1697–1768, Venetian, active in Britain (1746–55)

The City from Near the Terrace of Somerset House

Former Title(s):

The City from the Terrace of Somerset House [2006, Beddington, Canaletto in England, exhibition catalogue]

The Thames from the Terrace of Somerset House, Looking toward St. Paul's [1998, Roman, Canaletto to Constable, exhibition catalogue]

The Thames from the terrace of Somerset house, looking downstream [1977, Cormack, A Selective Promenade, Apollo]

The Thames from the terrace of Somerset house, looking downstream towards Westminster and Whitehall [1985, Cormack, YCBA Concise Catalogue]

A View of London -- Looking towards St. Paul's, taken from the Gardens of Old Somerset House [1830, Christie's sales catalogue

The Thames from the Terrace of Somerset House, Looking toward Saint Paul's

ca. 1750
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 15 3/16 x 28 11/16 inches (38.6 x 72.9 cm)

Label on verso, upper center: “Pitt & Scott Ltd | London | [handwritten] Paul Mellon | [typed] BO [handwritten] 2044 | N0 2”; upper center: “Antonio Canaletto [handwritten] PM 2685 | [typed] The Thames from [...] [T?]errace | of Somerset House [...]king | down stream”; lower center: “Thos. Agnew & Sons Ltd. | [logo] No 26733 | By Appointment | To The Late King George VI | London, | [...] Bond Street, | [...]”

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
boats | bridge (built work) | buildings | cathedral | children | churches | cityscape | costume | dome | genre subject | houses | lovers | men | river | road | rowboats | spires | steeples | terrace | walking | women
Associated Places:
England | Europe | Greater London | London | London Bridge | Somerset House | St. Paul's Cathedral | Thames | United Kingdom
On view

Charles Beddington, Canaletto in England, a Venetian artist abroad, 1746-1755 , Yale University Press, New Haven, 2006, pp. 21, 60, 62-63, no. 5, NJ18 C17 B45 2006 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

British Art at Yale, Apollo, v.105, no. 182, April 1977, pp. 287, 290-1, N5220 M552 A7 1977 OVERSIZE (YCBA) Published as April 1977 issue of Apollo; all of the articles may also be found in bound Apollo Volume [N1 A54 105:2 +]

Buckingham Palace Canaletto, Paintings & Drawings , Queen's Gallery (London, England), London, 1980, p. 73, NJ18 C17 C35 (YCBA)

Canaletto to Constable, paintings of town and country from the Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn., 1998, front cover, p. 43, pl. 9, ND1354.4 Y25 1998 (YCBA)

W. G. Constable, Canaletto : Giovanni Antonio Canal, 1697-1768., Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1976, pp. 418-419 (vol. 2), no. 428b (vol. 2), no. 207 (vol. 1), NJ18 C17 C65 1976 (YCBA)

W. G. Constable, Canaletto, Giovanni Antonio Canal, 1697-1768 , vol. 2, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1961, pp. 388-389, no. 428b, 428d, NJ18 C17 C65 2 (YCBA)

Andre´ Corboz, Canaletto, una Venezia immaginaria , vol 1 and vol 2, Alfieri Electa, Milano, 1985, vol 1 p. 110; vol 2 p. 716, no. P 408, NJ18 C17 C67 OVERSIZE (HAAS)

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 48-49, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Malcolm Cormack, A Selective Promenade, Apollo, v.105, no. 182, April 1977, pp. 287, 290-1, N1 A54 + (YCBA) Another copy of this article may be found in a separately bound and catalogued copy of this issue located on the Mellon Shelf [call number : N5220 M552 A7 1977 + (YCBA)]

Elisabeth Fairman, Roads to Rails, Revolution in British Transport , New Haven, CT, 1992, p. 19, no. 168, HE 243 F25 1992 (YCBA)

Greater London Council, Claude-Joseph Vernet, London, 1976, unpaginated, no. 36, NJ18 V615 G73 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

In the Sale Rooms, 56,000 Gns for Canalettos , The Times (London), London, Saturday, November 27, 1965, p. 5, Available Online : Times Digital Archive Also available on Microfllm : An T482 (SML)

Jan-Carlos Kucharek, London Eye, Guidelines on Visualization , Royal Institute of British Architecture, November 2006, pp. 64-66, NA12 R65 OVERSIZE (HAAS)

Michael Levey, The later Italian pictures in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 1991, p. 18, no. 37, ND616 L48 1991 (YCBA)

John Simpson, Canaletto, Modern Painters, vol 2, Winter 1989/1990, p. 76, ND468 M57 2 (OVERSIZE SERIALS) (YCBA)

David H. Solkin, Art in Britain 1660-1815, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2015, pp. 120, 121, fig, 124, N6766 S65 2015 OVERSIZE (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. 5, 10, 27, 50, 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. 5, Available Online

Margaret Whinney, Wren, Thames and Hudson, London, 1985, p. 67, NJ18 W92 W44 1985 (YCBA)

Patrick Wright, New Father Thames, Guardian (Manchester, England), 13 June 2000, p. A3, Available online: ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Yale Center for British Art, Da Canaletto a Constable, vedute di citta` e di campagna dallo Yale Center for British Art : Ferrara - Palazzo dei Diamanti, 25 febbraio -20 maggio 2001 , Ferrara Arte, Ferrara, 2001, pp. 21, 28-29, 68-69, fig. 1, pl. 10, ND1354.4 Y2517 2001 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

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