Daydreaming with Antonio Canaletto (framed)

by Peter Freeth RA

Famed for his depictions of Venice, the work of Canaletto has inspired Freeth in the making this new work. A limited edition print is on display in the Keeper’s House from 15 September 2017 to 19 February 2018. Please note, this framed work is available for collection only from the Royal Academy of Arts once the exhibition has closed.

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Artwork details

Artist Peter Freeth RA
Medium Print
Colour Black/Multicolour
Dimensions 30 x 31cm
Fabric & material Aquatint
Edition 20

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Artwork description

Freeth’s practice as a printmaker is informed by a wide range of sources from poetry, music, folklore, to historical narratives and his own extensive travels in Italy.

This new etching is inspired by Canaletto, the Venetian artist (1697 – 1768) famed for his depictions of Venice.

A traditional view of a Venetian canal with shadowy figures in gondolas fades into dusky abstraction beyond the bridge. Freeth uses the versatility of the medium of etching to create a image rich with intrigue and the potential narrative of a dream.

About Peter Freeth RA

A Royal Academician since 1991, Peter Freeth also taught in the Royal Academy Schools between 1966 and 2006. He trained at The Slade School of Fine Art from 1956 to 1960 and in same year he graduated, won the Prix de Rome for Engraving. The award took him to the British School in Rome, where he lived for three years, before travelling... Go to artist page