Canaletto and the Art of Venice

The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art, bringing the irresistible allure of the most beautiful city in the world to The Queen's Gallery.

Canaletto and the Art of Venice

About Canaletto and the Art of Venice

11th May 2018 to 21st Oct 2018
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The Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Palace of Holyroodhouse Canongate, Edinburgh East EH8 8DX
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The Royal Collection contains the world's finest group of paintings, drawings and prints by Venice's most famous view-painter, Canaletto (1697-1768). These works were bought by the young George III in 1762 from Canaletto's agent and dealer Joseph Smith, British Consul in Venice, along with the rest of Smith's huge collection.

The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art, with Canaletto's greatest works shown alongside paintings and works on paper by Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Francesco Zuccarelli, Rosalba Carriera, Pietro Longhi and Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. The exhibition explores the many delights of eighteenth-century Venice, from the splendours of the Grand Canal and St Mark's Square to its festivals, theatre and masked carnival, bringing the irresistible allure of the most beautiful city in the world to The Queen's Gallery.

Adult £7.20
Over 60 £6.60
Student (with valid ID) £6.40
Under 17/ Disabled £3.60
Under 5 Free
Family £18.00 (2 adults and 3 under 17s)

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Canaletto and the Art of Venice are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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