Canaletto in Hull

November 6 2023

Image of Canaletto in Hull

Picture: Ferens Art Gallery

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Ferens Art Gallery in Hull have recently opened a small show dedicated to two Canalettos, one from the gallery's collection and another on loan from the Royal Collection Trust. Canaletto: Two paintings, one perspective invites visitors to compare the works.

According to the gallery's blurb:

From the Royal Collection and the Ferens’ own collection, these works show Venice’s Grand Canal in all its splendour. Created 10 years apart, when seen together they show the development of an artist’s technique and reveal much about Venetian life in the 1700s.

A newly commissioned work by the Ferens’ latest artist in residence will be shown alongside the paintings, connecting the past to the present through the theme of climate change. Canaletto’s A Regatta on the Grand Canal marks the fifth and final loan of exceptional works of art from the Royal Collection to go on display at Ferens Art Gallery as part of the Masterpieces in Focus from the Royal Collection series.

The free show will run until 28th January 2023.

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