Canaletto's views of Rome are less compelling and less well-known than corresponding views of Venice. Above, he arranged the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine along the same exaggerated horizontal plane. Below, he made five steep verticals of individually famous ruins. They entered the Royal Collection not long after their creation in the mid-eighteenth century.
|Roman Forum with fragment of the Temple of Castor & Pollux|
|Arch of Septimus Severus|
|Arch of Constantine|
|Arch of Titus|
|Pantheon (with Bernini's twin bell towers, later removed)|
Finally, three more of Canaletto's architectural capriccios, these with more-or-less Roman elements of the fantastical picturesque.