'A Regatta On The Grand Canal' in style of Canaletto


This specially commissioned oil painting on canvas interprets "A Regatta on the Grand Canal" in the style of Canaletto. Carefully evoking the 18th-century Venetian expert’s depiction of the annual regatta in Venice. The original painting, created around 1740, hangs in the National Gallery, London. Captures the lively scene of the traditional carnival regatta, particularly the one-oared light gondola race.

In this interpretation, the Grand Canal is filled with activity as gondolas glide through the water, with participants and spectators dressed in their carnival best. Some figures wear the "bauta" costume, a white mask with a black cape, typically donned during the Venetian carnival. To the left of the painting, a floating pavilion is visible, where coloured flags are presented to the race winners.

This oil painting is a companion piece to "Venice: The Basin of San Marco on Ascension Day,". Created by Canaletto around the same time. The regatta scene embodies the vibrancy and excitement of Venice's carnival season, additionally highlighting the elaborate festivities and traditional events that define the city's cultural heritage.

With its carefully rendered details and lively depiction of Venetian traditions, this commissioned painting offers a glimpse into the historic regatta on the Grand Canal, paying homage to Canaletto's masterful style and additionally the enduring allure of Venice's carnival celebrations.

  • Oil on Canvas.
  • 'A Regatta On The Grand Canal' in style of Canaletto.
  • Bespoke Handmade Frame.

Width: 178 cm  |  Depth: 7.5 cm  |  Height: 121.5 cm


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