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Creator:
Canaletto, 1697–1768, Venetian, active in Britain (1746–55)
Title:
Westminster Bridge, with the Lord Mayor's Procession on the Thames
Date:
1747
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 37 3/4 x 50 1/4 inches (95.9 x 127.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Label on verso, upper left: “Painting in England, 17[...] - [...] | The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Richmond | Artist: Canaletto | Title: ‘The Lord Mayor’s Procession, | The Thames at Westminster Bridge’ | Medium: Oil on canvas <Loan No.:> | Cat. No. 13 | Insure for: Sales Price: | Lender: Mr. And Mrs. Paul Mellon | Address: Upperville, Virginia”; upper left: “K 531002 | [logo] | Allied Van Lines | 41 | PAT.No.3,489,433”; upper right: “Guildhall Art Gallery | Canaletto in England Exhibition | June - July 1959 | Title A View on the Thames, Looking Towards Westminster Abbey | Lent by His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry, | K.T.,G.C.V.O”

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.7.94
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
barges (ceremonial watercraft) | barges (flat-bottomed watercraft) | boats | bridge (built work) | cathedral | celebration | church | cityscape | commemoration | event | festival | flags | holiday | Lord Mayor’s Day procession | monument | people | procession | river | rowboats | sailboats | ships | sloops (sailing vessels)
Associated Places:
City of Westminster | England | Europe | Greater London | London | Thames | United Kingdom | Westminster | Westminster bridge
Access:
On view
Exhibition History:
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The Pursuit of Happiness - A View of Life in Georgian England (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-09-18)

Georgian Canada - Conflict and Culture (Royal Ontario Museum, 1984-05-01 - 1984-11-01)

Canaletto (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989-10-30 - 1990-01-21)

This Other Eden : British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale (Art Gallery of South Australia, 1998-09-16 - 1998-11-15)

This Other Eden : British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale (Queensland Art Gallery, 1998-07-15 - 1998-09-06)

This Other Eden : British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale (Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1998-05-01 - 1998-07-05)

Great British Paintings from American Collections: Holbein to Hockney (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-09-27 - 2001-12-30)

Great British Paintings from American Collections: Holbein to Hockney (The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 2002-02-01 - 2002-05-05)

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)

Royal River (National Maritime Museum, 2012-04-27 - 2012-09-09)

Hanover's Rulers on the British Throne 1714 - 1837 (Niedersachsische Landesmuseum, 2014-05-01 - 2014-10-31)

Canaletto and the Conquest of Light (Hôtel de Caumont, Aix-en-Provence, France, 2015-05-06 - 2015-09-20)

Casanova - The Seduction of Europe (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2018-02-10 - 2018-05-20)

Casanova - The Seduction of Europe (Kimbell Art Museum, 2017-08-27 - 2017-12-31)

Casanova - The Seduction of Europe (Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 2018-06-17 - 2018-10-08)

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)

Katharine Baetjer, Canaletto, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1989, pp. 10, 224-26, no. 63, NJ18 C17 B24 1989 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Rosemary Baird, From Charitable Apothecary to Country Squire: The Garniers at Rookesbury, Hampshire, Georgian Group Journal, v. 25, The Group, London, p. 219, fig. 5, NA966 G46 (LC) (YCBA)

John Baskett, Painting in England: 1700-1850, the Collection of English paintings formed by Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon : on Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Richmind, untik August 18th , Connoisseur, Vol. 153, June 1963, p. 100, N1 C75 + (YCBA)

Charles Beddington, Canaletto in England, a Venetian artist abroad, 1746-1755 , Yale University Press, New Haven, 2006, p. 101, no. 23, NJ18 C17 B45 2006 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

W. G. Constable, Canaletto : Giovanni Antonio Canal, 1697-1768., Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1976, v. 2, p. 423, no. 435, pl. 80 (vol. 1), NJ18 C17 C65 1976 (YCBA)

Stephen Daniels, Fields of vision, landscape, imagery and national identity in England and the United States , Polity Press, Cambridge, 1994, p. 135, fig. 9, N8213 D35 1994 (YCBA)

Celina Fox, Lord Mayor's coach., Vol. 11, The Museum of London, [London, 1990, p. 224, no. 63, N8217 C24 L67 1990 (YCBA)

John T. Hayes, Panorama of the City and South London from Montagu House by Robert Griffier, Burlington Magazine, v.107,no.750, September, 1965, p.458, N1 B87 + (YCBA)

Eleanor Hughes, Spreading Canvas : Eighteenth-Century British Marine Painting, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2016, p. 200, 201, fig. 107, ND 1373.G74 S67 2016 (YCBA)

Frederick Ilchman, Casanova: The Seduction of Europe, MFA Publications, Boston, Massachusetts, p. 197, fig. 100, N6756 .C37 2017 (LC) (YCBA)

Alex Kidson, Earlier British paintings in the Walker Art Gallery and Sudley House, Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, 2012, p.157, fig. 65, ND466 .K537 2012 (YCBA)

Rozena Anna Kowalczyk, Canaletto : Rome, Londres, Venise : le triomphe de la lumie`re / ouvrage publie´ sous la direction scientifique de Madame Boz?ena Anna Kowalczyk, a` l'occasion de l'exposition au Centre d'art de l'hotel de Caumont, du 6 mai au 13 septembre 2015, Fonds Mercator, Bruxelles, 2015, pp. 130-31, 134-35, 210, cat. no. 26, NJ18.C17 C356 2015 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

J. G. Links, Canaletto, Phaidon, London, 1994, pp. 165- 167, no. 139, NJ18 C17 L54 1994 (YCBA)

J. G. Links, Canaletto and Old Westminster:, a City in the Making , Apollo, v. 135, no. 363, May 1992, p. 289, pl. II, N1 A54 + (YCBA)

J. G. Links, Canaletto in England, Journal of the Royal Society of Arts, v. 129, no. 5297, April, 1981, pp. 298-308, U10 R81 (LSF - MUDD)

J. G. Links, Canaletto, Phaidon, Oxford [Oxfordshire], 1982, pp. 148-51, no. 135, NJ18 C17 L54+ Oversize (YCBA)

Julia Marciari-Alexander, This other Eden, paintings from the Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1998, p. 70, no. 22, ND1314.3 Y36 1998 (YCBA)

National Gallery of Art, Painting in Georgian England from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon., National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1970, p. 2, ND488 P25 (YCBA)

J. H. Plumb, The pursuit of happiness : a view of life in Georgian England : an exhibition selected from the Paul Mellon collection, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1977, pp. 53, 111, no. 104, N6766 Y34 1977 (YCBA)

Harley Preston, London and the Thames ; Paintings of Three Centuries, , National Maritime Museum, London, 1977, no. 13, N8214.5 G7 P74 (YCBA)

Eduard Safarik, Canaletto's View of London., Spring Books, London, 1961, pp. 18-19, fig. 2, NJ18 C17 S24+ (YCBA)

Osbert Sitwell, Canaletto, Creative Art, 5, October, 1929, pp. 697-704, J10 C86 + (Haas Arts Library Special Collections

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. 1, 8, 25, 26, 51, 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. 1, Available Online

David Starkey, Royal river, power, pageantry and the Thames , Scala Books, London, England, 2012, pp. 31, 78-79, 88-89, no, 48, DA670 T2 R69 2012 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

James Taylor, Marine painting, images of sail, sea and shore , Studio Editions, London, 1995, p. 52, ND1370 T27 1995 + (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 43 (v.1), no. 13, pl. 41, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Paul Mellon and collection., Vogue, vol.141,no. 9, May 1963, pp. 130, 131, V 2338 Original journal aricle also available TT500 V7 HAAS

Malcolm Warner, Great British paintings from American collections, Holbein to Hockney , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, p. 77, no. 11, ND464 W27 2001 (YCBA)

Malcolm Warner, The image of London, views by travellers and emigrâes 1550-1920 , Trefoil Publications, London, 1987, p. 33, fig. 10, N8214.5 G7 W2 (YCBA)

Westminster Bridge Under Construction, from the South East, Art & Artists, v. 12, September, 1977, p. 26, J10 Ar699 + (LSF - MUDD)

View through an Arch of Westminster Bridge, Bulletin of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio, v.8, no. 2, 1951, pp. 697-704, J421 Ob2D (LSF)

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