GIUSEPPE CANELLA, THE ELDER PAINTINGS FOR SALE & BIOGRAPHY
GIUSEPPE CANELLA, THE ELDER
'Giuseppe Canella was the son of an architect, Giovanni Canella, and he helped his father to create stage sets. He travelled to Spain and then to France, where he stayed between 1823 and 1833, dividing his time between Fontainebleau and Paris, where he exhibited in 1826 and 1827. He returned to Italy in 1833 and settled in Milan. Towards the end of his life, he became a teacher at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice. He quickly gained a reputation as a painter of vedute, factually accurate views, painting townscapes with great precision, in the style of Guardi or Carlevaris. His works included Milan Cathedral, Le Havre, Calle Nuovo in Venice and View of a Village by Moonlight.' (Benezit, Dictionary of Artists, Gründ, 2006).