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Canaletto’s Vedute Prints: An Exhibition in Honor of Adolph Weil Jr.

Canaletto brochure cover
April 2015

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

With contributions by Sarah G. Powers and Margaret Lynne Ausfeld

Published by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

2015, 20 pages

Giovanni Antonio Canal (1697–1768), now called Canaletto is best know for his paintings and prints that document the city of Venice—its architecture, its waterside setting on the Lagoon, and its topography. Between 1744 and 1746, Canaletto published Vedute Altre prese da i Luoghi Altre ideate (Views, Some Taken from Places, Others Invented) a group of 36 etchings that documented the ideal Venice of the Grand Tour. This brochure accompanies an exhibition from the collections of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and the Hood Museum of Art, presented to commemorate the centennial of the birth of Adolph Weil Jr. ’35 (February 8, 1915–December 11, 1995), and features a new look at Canaletto’s innovative Vedute series. 

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