Description

    GIUSEPPE CANELLA I (Italian 1788-1847)
    Le Bibliotheque Mazarine (now the Académie Française) and La Bourse, (pair)
    Oil on copper
    9-1/2 x 15 inches (24.1 x 38.1 cm) (each)

    Provenance:
    M.R. Schwertzer

    Giuseppe Canella's beautifully-designed and drawn city views owe a tremendous artistic debt to the milieu in which he grew up: Canella was the son of a distinguished architect from Verona, Giovanni Canella. Together with his father, Giuseppe designed magnificent stage sets. Indeed, as he matured as a painter of dramatic and factually accurate vedute, often painting on the small, meticulous scale of the present works, Giuseppe Canella succeeded in creating a convincing sense of deep space and enlivening it with casts of hundreds.

    As a young man Canella traveled to Spain and then to France, where he stayed between 1823 and 1833, and divided his time between Paris and Fontainebleau. After returning to Italy in 1833, he settled in Milan. Toward the end of his life he became a teacher at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice. He died in Florence.

    Canella's works are represented in public collections in Milan (Brera), Nantes, and Paris (Musée Carnavalet).


    Condition Report*:

    Minor surface scratches in the sky of the Le Petit Palais, otherwise excellent condition.

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    December, 2007
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