About this artwork
Unlike painting, printmaking allowed Canaletto to separate and combine images at his own discretion. He etched the outer two vignettes (1922.1381.10 and .12) on a single plate before cutting it in two. Then he reversed their order and positioned a third, unrelated segment seen here between them. This plate is the missing piece from View of a Town with a Bishop’s Tomb (1922.1381.8). Besides reusing fragments of larger plates, these mysterious composite prints appear to have little in common beyond the archways and statues they contain.
Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- The Bishop's Tomb, from Vedute
- Etching in black on ivory laid paper
- 218 x 130 mm (image); 221 x 131 mm (plate); 432 x 587 mm (sheet)
- The Joseph Brooks Fair Collection