Ushaw had the privilege of housing some of the famous Canaletto paintings, created by an unknown student of the great artist, whilst they underwent cleaning and consolidation. Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto, was an Italian painter of city views or vedute, of Venice. He also painted imaginary views (referred to as capricci), although the demarcation in his works between the real and the imaginary is never quite clear cut. Some of the finest artwork in the world, he had some of the most dedicated and skilled students in the world. Ushaw was proud to house one such students creations, and is honoured to have been a part of their story.

Before Treatment

After Treatment

A Cleaning of the Painting

A close up of the detail of these paintings, the work of a master artist.