Jan 8, 2009

Views: The Canal Lock at Dolo

Views: The Canal Lock at Dolo

1735–46

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Antonio Canaletto

(Italian, 1697–1768)

Etching

Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1925.1239.6

Catalogue raisonné: De Vesme 449.6 of a set of 31 ; Bromberg 6 second state c

State: I/II ; II/III

Location

Description

Antonio Canaletto took up etching as an extension of his painting practice, which consisted of representing topographical views of Venice for wealthy patrons. This print belongs to a series he made of rural scenery outside the city—here, the village of Dolo and its canal. Etching provided the artist with a means of formal experimentation, and he became a master of describing Venice’s distinctive buildings and the reflections and shadows from its many canals. Prints also provided the artist with a steady income; this series was likely marketed to affluent British tourists as a souvenir.

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Collection: 
PR - Etching
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Etching

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