Capriccio: A Street Crossed by Arches (recto) Sketches of Doorway, Staircase and Second Floor of Building(verso)

A work made of pen and brush and brown ink, with brush and gray wash, over graphite, on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and brush and brown ink, with brush and gray wash, over graphite, on ivory laid paper.

Date:

c. 1720

Artist:

Canaletto
Italian, 1697-1768

About this artwork

Canaletto made many finished drawings with pen and wash; sometimes they depict an actual scene, but just as often they contain more than a touch of fantasy. This capriccio may be based on reminiscences of the little town of Chioggia.

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Artist

Canaletto

Title

Capriccio: A Street Crossed by Arches (recto) Sketches of Doorway, Staircase and Second Floor of Building(verso)

Origin

Italy

Date

1715–1725

Medium

Pen and brush and brown ink, with brush and gray wash, over graphite, on ivory laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed verso, lower right, in pen and brown ink: "A present from Sig. Canale / commonly called Canaletto"

Dimensions

294 x 208 mm

Credit Line

Samuel P. Avery Fund

Reference Number

1943.514

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