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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- Prints and Drawings
- Capriccio: A Street Crossed by Arches (recto) Sketches of Doorway, Staircase and Second Floor of Building(verso)
- Pen and brush and brown ink, with brush and gray wash, over graphite, on ivory laid paper
- Inscribed verso, lower right, in pen and brown ink: "A present from Sig. Canale / commonly called Canaletto"
- 294 x 208 mm
- Samuel P. Avery Fund