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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
Alternate Title(s) Westminster Bridge from the North with the Lord Mayor's Procession, 29 October 1746
The Thames at Westminster Bridge: the Lord Mayor's Procession
Date 1747
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions Frame: 43 5/8 x 56 x 3 inches (110.8 x 142.2 x 7.6 cm) 37 3/4 x 50 1/4 inches (95.9 x 127.6 cm)
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
Accession Number B1976.7.94
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
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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)
Place Represented City of Westminster | England | Europe | Greater London | London | Thames | United Kingdom | Westminster | Westminster bridge

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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

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

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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)

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

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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)

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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) ,

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)

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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)

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

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