Canaletto & Venice visit

Spring issue of the Farmers Club Journal reports on HRH Princess Royal’s official reopening of the Club, HSBC’s Allan Wilkinson’s Brexit views and a host of other topical issues. 

Details of the visit can be found on the Events page of the Farmers Club website here.

The Royal Collection contains the world's finest group of paintings, drawings and prints by Venice's most famous view-painter, Canaletto (1697-1768). These works were bought by the young George III in 1762 from Canaletto's agent and dealer Joseph Smith, British Consul in Venice, along with the rest of Smith's huge collection.

The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art, with Canaletto's greatest works shown alongside paintings and works on paper by Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Francesco Zuccarelli, Rosalba Carriera, Pietro Longhi and Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. The exhibition explores the many delights of eighteenth-century Venice, from the splendours of the Grand Canal and St Mark's Square to its festivals, theatre and masked carnival, bringing the irresistible allure of the most beautiful city in the world to The Queen's Gallery.

12.00 Noon Private lecture by Anne Haworth in the Club
1.00pm 2-course lunch with wine at the Clube
2.30pm Depart by coach for the Queen's Gallery
3.15pm Entrance to the Exhibition
 Members should make their own way home

Cost per person is £62.50, including lunch, exhibition ticket and coach transfer.

If you are interested in going please use the application form in the Spring Journal, or contact:

Mrs Lisbeth Rune, Events Manager, The Farmers Club, 3 Whitehall Court, LONDON, SW1A 2EL.

Tel: 020-7930 3751 Email:

Applications should be received by 3rd April.

This event is limited to 40 places. If over-subscribed places will be decided by ballot.
Details of the visit can be found on the Events page of the Farmers Club website here.