Creation Date

2016-09-09

Era

1600-1800

Medium

Etching on paper

Dimensions

17 x 11.5, 23 x 17.5 (mounted)

Credit Line

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

Accession Number

2015.67

Creator Biography

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

Description

Scene of Padua circa 1740. A wide street with water at each edge is populated with merchants, workers, pedestrians, and carriages. On the left edge of the water, a boat approaches a bridge supported by a series of rounded arches; in the water to the right, several boats approach the dock. Across the bridge lies the city of Padua, with a skyline marked by bell towers, church domes, and tall, ancient monuments.

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