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Title

An imaginary view of Padua


Artist

Canaletto

Italy

17 Oct 1697 - 10 Apr 1768


About

In the early 1740s Canaletto gave up painting almost entirely and devoted himself to drawing and etching. He probably made his first etching around 1735, and worked in the medium until 1745. Canaletto's prints depict actual Venetian views and imaginary landscapes ('capricci'), but sometimes they are a synthesis of the two traditions, as in the etching displayed here.


Details


Other Title

Panorama of a town beside a river


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching


Edition

2/3


Dimensions

30.0 x 43.1 cm platemark; 30.4 x 43.5 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.l., [incised plate] "A. Canal...". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1937


Location

Not on display


Accession number

6427


Artist information

Canaletto

Works in the collection

8


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Nicholas Draffin (Curator), The bitten image: European etchings from the collection, Sydney, 1980, 9. no catalogue numbers

Peter Raissis, Mantegna to Piranesi - Italian old master prints from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1998, 6, 8. no catalogue numbers