Celebrating Canaletto

Date and time

Friday 27 January, 6.30–7.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Information Desk

Alan Murrray and Ali Pottinger


Admission free. Tickets are strictly limited - Please email education@ng-london.org.uk for tickets and meeting information. Tickets are prioritised for BSL speakers and visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing.

The 18th-century Italian painter, Canaletto, became famous for his paintings of Venice which he made for those on their Grand Tour. Many tourists who travelled through Europe acquired a painting, or paintings, enabling them to recall their cultural travels and Canaletto’s work was much in demand. Despite this and the impact he made on future artists, Canaletto died relatively poor.

Join Alan Murray to learn more about this celebrated artist and see some of Canaletto’s views of Venice and London in the National Gallery.

BSL events

Throughout the year, free talks are given in British Sign Language by deaf lecturers or in spoken English with BSL interpretation.

Image above: Detail from Canaletto, Venice: The Grand Canal with S. Simeone Piccolo, about 1740