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Canaletto and the Art of Venice

Details of gondola on a Venice canal
Thanks to the young George III, the Royal Collection contains the world’s finest group of paintings, drawings and prints by Venice’s most famous view-painter, Canaletto. This exhibition brings together the best 18th-century Venetian art in the Collection, with Canaletto’s greatest works shown alongside paintings and drawings by his contemporaries, Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Francesco Zuccarelli, Pietro Longhi and Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. Canaletto & the Art of Venice explores the many delights of the Italian city, from the splendours of the Grand Canal and St Mark’s Square to its festivals, theatre and masked carnival.

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National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square W, Dublin, 2