Antonio Canal (Canaletto) - Beak Street, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.745 W 000° 08.253
30U E 698617 N 5710695
Quick Description: This plaque indicates that the painter, Canaletto, "lived here". The plaque, erected by the London County Council (LCC) is attached to a building on the north west side of Beak Street.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/24/2015 3:37:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMPFME
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
Views: 1

Long Description:

The Biography website has an article about Canaletto that tells us:

Italian artist Canatello produced topographical paintings of Venice, London and the English countryside. He significantly influenced landscape painting.


Canatello was born Giovanni Antonio Canal on October 18, 1697, in Venice, Italy. His father painted backdrops for theatrical productions and Canatello helped. Canatello later began painting topographical paintings and lived on commissions from foreign markets. He painted landscapes of Venice, London and the English countryside. In 1762, he was elected to the Venetian Academy. He died in 1768.

Blue Plaque managing agency: London County Council (LCC)

Individual Recognized: Canaletto

Physical Address:
41 Beak Street
London, United Kingdom

Web Address: [Web Link]

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