Canaletto was the premier painter of view paintings during the years he spent in England, completely dominating the London market. Here, he paints a view of the Rotunda at Ranelagh Gardens, a pleasure garden in Chelsea from 1742-1805. He skilfully paints both the beautiful interior of the rotunda, with sparkling chandeliers and orchestra, and also the elegant clientele enjoying the performance.
The largest print size we are able to offer for this artwork is 60 x 45 cm.
The Interior of the Rotunda, Ranelagh
Hogarth and Europe
FSC Certified paper and wood
Date of work
Original: Oil paint on canvas 705 x 960 mm Compton Verney (Compton Verney, UK)
Giovanni Antonio Canal (1697 –1768), known as Canaletto, was an Italian painter from the Republic of Venice, and an important member of the 18th-century Venetian school. A premier painter of view both real and imaginary, his work was hugely successful in the British market during the years he worked in England. A contemporary of Hogarth, he was also a printmaker of renown.