Canaletto. London: Ranelagh, Interior of the Rotunda. 1754. Oil on canvas. National Gallery, London, UK. More.
London: Ranelagh, Interior of the Rotunda. In the 18th century there were two main pleasure gardens in London at Vauxhall and Ranelagh. The latter, which was situated in Chelsea, was regarded as the more respectable. Among its attractions was this Rotunda, which served as a public site for various forms of entertainment. It became a fashionable place to dine, converse and listen to music, and Mozart performed there in 1764.