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View of Venice - Area P.P. Societatis Jesu cum eorum Templo (Plate no IX).

Documentation Ample Provenance
Origin Italy
Period 18th Century
Materials Engraving after Canaletto
Dimensions
W. 21.85 in; H. 15.94 in;
W. 55.5 cm; H. 40.5 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date 1790
Description "Self-styled as painter, architect, and engraver, Visentini enjoyed a long career in Venice where he was connected to the Academia and to the artistic and publishing circle centred around Consul Joseph Smith. Visentini's etchings are distinguished in the confidence and authority of their perspectival projection and etched line. Visentini's buildings seldom sag and never "sink" under their own weight into the water of the canals as they occasionally might in the work of Carlevaris and Mariechi. Canaletto's compositions are quite various and are refreshingly dramatic in the contrast between the large foreground buildings and the smaller ones in the receding perspective.

These views were crucial to forming the image of Venice in the mind of its visitors" (Millard).

Engraving after Canaletto, 405 x 555 mm.
Styles / Movements Black & White, Old Master, Realism
Dealer Reference Number 86936
Incollect Reference Number 271932
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