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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 Frame: 24 3/4 × 28 3/4 × 1 3/4 inches (62.9 × 73 × 4.4 cm) 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
Accession Number B1976.7.95
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
Link to This Record http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1666638
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
Place Represented City of London | England | Europe | Greater London | London | St. Paul's Cathedral | United Kingdom
Publications

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)


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)


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)


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


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


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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


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)


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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

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