Canaletto

Imaginary View of Padua

c. 1741
In addition to his topographical views, Canaletto also made capricci, fanciful constructions of his own invention. This is one such scene from the artist's imagination, a panorama of a walled town with buildings that recall but do not represent the city of Padua, near Venice.
Artist
Title
Imaginary View of Padua
Date
c. 1741
Medium
Print
Materials
etching on laid paper
Dimensions
46.8 x 61.6 cm; plate: 30.2 x 43.5 cm
Nationality
Italian
Credit line
Purchased 1968
Accession number
15392