Paintings by Canaletto and His Father in Aberdeen University

John Mervyn Gash, Charles Beddington

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This article publishes for the first time as an undoubted original by Canaletto in the Aberdeen University collection, a very high-quality picture of 'A Capriccio with Roman Ruins and a Bishop's Tomb', painted in the early 1740s. It also publishes and attributes for the first time to Canaletto's father, Bernardo Canal, a 'View of the Grand Canal with San Simeone Piccolo and the Scalzi', based on one of his son's works.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)976-981
Number of pages6
JournalThe Burlington Magazine
Issue number1377
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2017

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  • Canaletto
  • Bernardo Canal
  • Aberdeen University


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