Baetjer, Katharine and J.G. Links
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New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1989. Teal and pictorial color wraps with white lettering. xii; 387 pp. 127 color plates, 27 BW figures. Includes essays by J.G. Links, Michael Levy, Francis Haskell, Alessandro Bettagno, and Viola Pemberton-Pigott; Accompanied the exhibition (made possible by Louis Vuitton) held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from October 30, 1989 - January 21, 1990. Contents as follows: Canaletto : a biographical sketch / J.G. Links -- Canaletto as artist of the urban scene / Michael Levey -- The taste for Canaletto / Francis Haskell -- Fantasy and reality in Canaletto's drawings / Alessandro Bettagno -- The development of Canaletto's painting technique / Viola Pemberton-Pigott. Giovanni Antonio Canal (1697-1768), the painter extraordinaire of Venice who was known as Canaletto, is the subject of this exhibition catalog from a recent show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It brings together a wealth of paintings and drawings avidly collected in his day by the English aristocracy and, especially with regard to those assembled from the Royal Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, generally unseen before in this country. VG.
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