Autumn Events 2017 - Special Curator Talk: Canaletto & the Art of Venice
The Royal Collection contains the finest collection of Canaletto paintings, drawings and prints anywhere in the world. They were sold to George III from the collection of Joseph Smith, British Consul in Venice 1740-60, banker, collector and advisor to visitors on the Grand Tour.
In the spectacular show running at the Queen’s Gallery from 19 May to 12 November, Canaletto’s work is exhibited alongside the Royal Collection’s other Venetian paintings from the 18th century by Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Francesco Zuccarelli and Giovanni Battista Piazzetta.
This event will be an opportunity to hear from the Royal Collection’s Lucy Whitaker, Senior Curator of Paintings and Rosie Razzall, Curator of Prints and Drawings as they reflect on Canaletto’s draughtsmanship and view paintings, acquired mostly by foreign buyers, at the same time as his contemporaries were painting very different sorts of pictures for their Venetian patrons.
Buy tickets: £20 here or download a form to send with a cheque
Tickets include a glass of wine after the talk.
6.30 pm - Doors Open
6.45 pm - Lecture Begins
7.40 pm - Lecture ends
8.30 pm - Event ends
Venue: Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE
For further information 020 7736 6891