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Title
Mestre
Creator
Canaletto, Italian, 1697-1768
Date Created and/or Issued
18th century
Publication Information
Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts
Collection
Old Master Prints
Rights Information
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Description
In the eighteenth century Rome and Venice were essential stops on the Grand Tour of Europe, leading to increased demand for printed views of those cities. In response to this demand, Canaletto published a set of thirty-one views of Venice and its surroundings, dedicated and probably financed by Joseph Smith, British consul in Venice. Canaletto's views comprise both actual vistas and imaginary evocations. Mestre is a harbor just outside Venice.
Catalogue raisonne: de Vesme 3 i/ii; Pallucchini and Guarnati i/ii; Bromberg 3 ii/ii
Inscription: Recto, in plate below design, "A. Canal f." at l.l. and "Mestre" at c.; Baumfeld's stamp at l.l.
Provenance: Rudolf L. Baumfeld, Los Angeles; William Schab, New York
Type
image
Format
Print Etching 11 7/8 x 17
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt7r29p0nd
1988.9.422
Subject
Canals; gondolas; harbors; cityscapes; Italy