Detail: Canaletto (1697 – 1768),Venice The Feast Day of Saint Roch, about 1735, oil on canvas © The National Gallery

More than 250 years after his death, the mention of Canaletto’s name immediately evokes the image of grand Venetian palaces and dazzling canals. Thanks in part to the Grand Tourists who brought so many of them back to Britain, the National Gallery holds one of the world’s great collections of Canaletto’s paintings. Looking closely at these iconic depictions of Venice, this talk will explore the artist’s life and work through the prism of our national collection. Dr Francesca Whitlum-Cooper is The Myojin-Nadar Associate Curator of Paintings at The National Gallery, London, where she works on 17th and 18th -century paintings and has curated the exhibitions Poussin and the Dance (2021), Boilly: Scenes of Parisian Life (2019) and Cagnacci’s Repentant Magdalene: A Baroque Masterpiece from the Norton Simon Museum (2017).  

Thurs 21 July, 7.00pm - 8.00pm. Doors open at 6.30pm   
£12 Adults • £10 Lightbox Members