The Bishop's Tomb, from Vedute

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

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.

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Artist

Canaletto

Title

The Bishop's Tomb, from Vedute

Origin

Italy

Date

1735–1744

Medium

Etching in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

218 x 130 mm (image); 221 x 131 mm (plate); 432 x 587 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Joseph Brooks Fair Collection

Reference Number

1922.1381.11

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