Michele Marieschi (Italian, 1710 - 1744), View of the Rialto Bridge and the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi with the festive entry of the Patriarch Antonio Correr in 1737, 1737, Italian. Oil on canvas. Osterley Park, The Palmer-Morewood Collection, National Trust (accepted in lieu of tax and transferred to the National Trust by Her Majesty’s Government in 1984). National Trust Photo Library / Art Resource, NY 

Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth Century Europe 
May 9-July 30, 2017 
From Paris to Madrid and Vienna to London, from the Doge’s Palace to St. Peter’s Square, Europe’s most iconic cityscapes and monuments have played host to magnificent ceremonies. During the golden age of view painting in the eighteenth century, princes, popes, magistrates, and ambassadors commissioned artists such as Canaletto and Panini to create depictions of important moments, ranging from a regatta on the Grand Canal to an eruption of Vesuvius. This first–ever exhibition focusing on views of historic events includes over fifty spectacular paintings–many never seen before in America–from an international array of lenders. Turning the beholder into an eyewitness on the scene, the works bring the spectacle and drama of the past to life. Curated by Peter Björn Kerber.
Traveling dates:

Minneapolis Institute of Art September 10-December 31, 2017
The Cleveland Museum of Art: February 25-May 20, 2018
Media Contact: Amy Hood | 310.440.6427 | ahood@getty.edu

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