Mostly landscape and cityscape paintings. For a tag cloud of the painters see bottom of the page. Because the tag cloud allows only 45 names, all the painters are are included in the category list at bottom of the page.

Canaletto – National Gallery (London) NG942. Eton College (c. 1754)


Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 61.6 x 107.7 cm. Acquisition: Wynn Ellis Bequest, 1876. Nr.: NG942. Source: http://en.gallerix.ru/album/National-Gallery-London-1/pic/glrx-318619447

The school is here shown from the east; it is viewed from across the river Thames. The general position of the chapel appears as it would be seen from this direction, but many of the other details of the buildings are invented.

The painting is dated on grounds of style. Canaletto was staying nearby at Windsor in 1747, but this seems to be a later work (http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/canaletto-eton-college).

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