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Canaletto's Vedute Prints

An Exhibition in Honor of Adolph Weil Jr.

August 01, 2015, through December 06, 2015
Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto), Title Plate

Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto), Title Plate, about 1744, etching on laid paper. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Jean K. Weil in memory of Adolph Weil Jr., Class of 1935; PR.997.5.22. 

Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto), The Portico with the Lantern

Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto), The Portico with the Lantern, about 1735–44, etching on laid paper. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Jean K. Weil in memory of Adolph Weil Jr., Class of 1935; PR.997.5.31. 

Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto), La Libreria. V. (The Library, Venice)

Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto), La Libreria. V. (The Library, Venice), about 1740–44, etching on laid paper. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Jean K. Weil in memory of Adolph Weil Jr., Class of 1935; PR.997.5.37. 

Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto), Imaginary View of Venice

Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto), Imaginary View of Venice (The House with the Inscription and the House with the Peristyle), about 1741, etching on laid paper. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Jean K. Weil in memory of Adolph Weil Jr., Class of 1935; PR.997.5.34. 

Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto), Landscape with Ruined Monuments

Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto), Landscape with Ruined Monuments, about 1735–44, etching on laid paper. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Jean K. Weil in memory of Adolph Weil Jr., Class of 1935; PR.997.5.50. 

Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto), Imaginary View of San Giacomo di Rialto

Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto), Imaginary View of San Giacomo di Rialto, about 1735–44, etching on laid paper. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Jean K. Weil in memory of Adolph Weil Jr., Class of 1935; PR.997.5.49. 

Although the Italian eighteenth-century artist Antonio Canaletto is best known for his luminous, sweeping views of the Grand Canal and Piazza San Marco, the Vedute, a portfolio of prints made in the early 1740s, reveal another side of Venice. These scenes are intimate in scale and contain an extraordinary variety of subject matter, encompassing both real and imaginary views, from urban portraits to bucolic landscapes. This exhibition presents the full range of Canaletto’s Vedute project and celebrates the legacy of Adolph J. “Bucks” Weil, Class of 1935, an astute and generous collector who over his lifetime amassed one of the most impressive collections of Old Master prints in the country.
This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, and generously supported by the William Chase Grant 1919 Memorial Fund.
Curated by Sarah Powers, Assistant Curator for Special Projects / Margaret Lynne Ausfeld, Curator of Collections / Barbara J. MacAdam, Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art [to mid-twentieth century]

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