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A View of Greenwich from the River

When Canaletto arrived in England in 1746, he was already well-known as 'the famous painter of views of Venice'. He stayed for nearly a decade, his presence raising the status of landscape painting here. This view shows the riverfront at Greenwich with the Royal Naval Hospital, and the Queen's House in the centre beyond. The imposing architecture of the hospital building was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, who was also responsible for the Royal Observatory which can be seen on the hill in the distance....
c.1750–2
Oil paint on canvas
591.0 x 940.0mm
L01926
Image and text © Tate Britain, 2022

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