Creation Date

18th century

Era

1600-1800

Medium

Etching on paper

Dimensions

8 x 6, 15.75 x 13.75 (in frame)

Credit Line

Long-term Loan from the Estate of Boris Blick, 2015

Accession Number

2015.64

Creator Biography

Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto), Italian, born in Venice, Italy, 1697-1768.

Description

Cityscape of an Italian town. A modest, respectable home with laundry drying on a line strung out of the top window lies in the center of the etching. Townspeople meander through the scene with a tall equestrian monument to the right of the composition. Cypress trees stand tall in the distance.

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