View of a Town with a Bishop's Tomb, from Vedute

A work made of etching in black on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1735/44

Artist:

Canaletto
Italian, 1697-1768

About this artwork

Canaletto originally conceived View of a Town with a Bishop’s Tomb as a single plate but cut it into three parts. For unknown reasons, he severed the plate in the middle of the central archway. The artist may have disliked the print’s originally imbalanced composition. The altered picture seen here allows the viewer to catch a glimpse into the town beyond the foreground tomb.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Canaletto

Title

View of a Town with a Bishop's Tomb, from Vedute

Origin

Italy

Date

1735–1744

Medium

Etching in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

296 x 302 mm (image); 303 x 307 mm (plate); 433 x 587 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Joseph Brooks Fair Collection

Reference Number

1922.1381.8

Extended information about this artwork

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