{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 164514, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/164514", "Disp_Access_No" : "W.150", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "18th century", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1700", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1799", "Disp_Title" : "A Regatta on the Grand Canal", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Canaletto", "Sort_Artist" : "Canaletto", "Disp_Dimen" : "", "Disp_Height" : "", "Disp_Width" : "", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Oil on board", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on board", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Since the mid-thirteenth century Venetians have held regattas (boat races) along the Grand Canal, which comes in at the right of the scene and curves into the distance. Its shores densely populated by buildings, docks, and boats, as two gondoliers race down the center of the canal while others, along with well-dressed passengers, watch in the foreground. Landscapes of Venice, called vedute (views) in Italian, were popular in the eighteenth century, and in the age before photography were fashionable souvenirs for travelers on the Grand Tour. Although there are many such scenes painted by various artists, those by Venetian native Canaletto were some of the most popular. This version closely resembles Canaletto’s A Regatta on the Grand Canal (1733-1734). Similar scenes include Luca Carlevaris’ Regatta on the Grand Canal in Honour of Frederick IV of Denmark (1709) and Francesco Guardi’s A Regatta on the Grand Canal (1777). --- This painting depicts a regatta on the Grand Canal in Venice. The canal comes in on the right side of the painting and curves into the distance, its shores densely populated by buildings, docks, and boats. Several buildings have colorful fabric hanging from their balconies. One can see two gondoliers racing their gondolas down the center of the canal. Two larger boats with many rowers and elaborate decoration look on from either side. The landing on the right has several people standing on it, including a figure overlooking the scene from a low balcony. Four gondolas with rowers and well-dressed passengers are stopped near the landing in the foreground. Landscapes of Venice, called vedute, meaning “views” in Italian, were popular in the 18th century and in the age before photography they served as souvenirs for travelers on the Grand Tour. Thus, there are many similar scenes painted by different artists, as well as the same artist. Similar scenes include: Luca Carlevaris’ Regatta on the Grand Canal in Honour of Frederick IV of Denmark (1709), Canaletto’s A Regatta on the Grand Canal (1733-1734), and Francesco Guardi’s A Regatta on the Grand Canal (1777). We also know of at least four different versions of the scene by Canaletto. Canaletto’s 1733-1734 version is the most similar to the example in Bryn Mawr’s collection with only small differences such as the colors of banners and number of figures. ", "Dedication" : "Bequest of M. Carey Thomas, President of Bryn Mawr College, 1894-1922", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Italian", "Creation_Place2" : "Italy", "Department" : "Fine Arts", "Obj_Name" : "painting", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/W.150_BMC_f_2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/W.150_BMC_f_2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/W.150_BMC_f_2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/W.150_BMC_f_2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "111158", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }