National Geographic : 1952 Jan
© National Geographic Society 82 National Gallery ofArt (Kress Collection) CANALETTO (1697-1768), Italian * The Basin of St. Mark's The fame of Antonio Canale (Canaletto), son of a theater decorator, rests chiefly on his Venetian scenes. His glorious canvases keep alive memories ofthedays when Venice was the world's loveliest and gayest city. On and off for eight years the Italian painter worked in England, where le was immensely popular, buthealways returned topaint hisVenice. Five domes of St. Mark's Cathedral rise to the right of the bell tower centeri).