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A Regatta on the Grand Canal is a gorgeous painting that forms a pair with The Bacino di San Marco on Ascension Day. It was painted in 1732 and, along with its couple, are the two last paintings of a series of twelve to be complete. Because these two works were the last ones of the series, it’s possible to assert the date of completion (the year of 1732). Also, when compared to the other pieces of the series, both are larger and brighter. At some point, they belonged to the private collector Joseph Smith, but now they are part of the Royal Collection.
We can look at a central view of the Canal, where a one-point perspective shows both sides of the edges, creating a vast and broad horizon. We look towards Rialto, where we can see some of the recognizable buildings of the time.
Following the steps of his family, Canaletto has been pointed out as one of the most prominent city scapers of Venice. His paintings not only provide us with a historical record of the city at that time but also create an atmosphere full of life and characters.
So this is the case of A Regatta on the Grand Canal. In paintings like Return of the Bucintoro on Ascension Day, Canaletto portrays a series of boats and vessels of varied sizes and shapes. In the case of this particular work, there are only gondolas on the river. The lack of other ships is a reference to an event that would occur around February, celebrating the Purification of the Virgin with a gondola race.
This painting shows a bright sunny day. The buildings on the left-hand side are bathed in warm and subtle sunlight. The same buildings cast shadows on the front side of the buildings on the right-hand side.
On the foreground, two gondolas are leaving a deck. Some people are on the quay observing. People in uniforms populate some of the vessels. They are all decorated with feathers and plumes for the festivity.
On the balconies that face the Canal, we can see people cheering. There are also some carpets, flags, and decorations hung outside the windows. The warm tones of the buildings contrast with the bright light hue of blue in the sky.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of A Regatta on the Grand Canal c. 1732, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of A Regatta on the Grand Canal c. 1732 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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