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Lunchtime talk

Postcards from Venice: Canaletto and the Grand Tour

Ed Dickenson takes a trip down the Grand Canal
Date
Wednesday, 10 August 2022
Time
1 - 1.30 pm

About

Canaletto made his name as the quintessential painter of Venice for an overseas audience. 

On this lunchtime talk, join Gallery Educator Ed Dickenson for a trip down the Grand Canal and learn about Canaletto, his paintings, and their importance to those on the original aristocratic gap year: the Grand Tour.

Image: Detail from Canaletto, 'A Regatta on the Grand Canal', about 1740

Speaker

Edward Dickenson
Ed Dickenson is a Gallery Educator who started his teaching career in Japan before teaching in primary schools across London for a number of years. He has since worked in learning teams for Kensington Palace, Ben Uri Gallery, and the Horniman Museum in London.

Supported by

Supported by Elizabeth and Daniel Peltz OBE

Lunchtime talk

Postcards from Venice: Canaletto and the Grand Tour

Ed Dickenson takes a trip down the Grand Canal
Date
Wednesday, 10 August 2022
Time
1 - 1.30 pm

Free admission

This talk is available on a first come, first served basis. Please note, places are limited.

Although you do not need to book this workshop, you will need to book your free Gallery entry ticket to gain admission to the National Gallery. 

Please arrive in good time to access the building and find the event.