Creation Date

1783

Era

1600-1800

Medium

Etching on paper

Dimensions

8.5 x 6, 16 x 14 (in frame)

Credit Line

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

Accession Number

2015.69

Creator Biography

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

Description

This etching displays the experience of merchant life in Venice during the eighteenth century, with picturesque Italian architecture and the towering masts of trade ships. The scene is crowded with vendors and pedestrians captured in a flurry of activity.

Provenance

Signed A. Canal F., No. 21

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