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An image of La torre di Malghera by Canaletto

Canaletto

(Italy 17 Oct 1697 – 10 Apr 1768)

Title
La torre di Malghera
Alternative title:
La Torre di Malghera
Year
1735-1746
Media category
Print
Materials used
etching
Edition
ii of 3 states
Dimensions

29.6 x 42.8 cm platemark (irreg.); 29.9 x 43.2 cm sheet (irreg.)

Signature & date
Signed l.l., [incised plate] "A Canal...". Not dated.
Credit
Sir Philip Street Bequest 1939
Accession number
6864
Location
Not on display
Further information

The tower of Malghera (now Marghera) was raised as a fortification by the Venetians in the 15th century. It is seen in brilliant light against the sky. At the edge of the lagoon a pair of fishermen dig for eels while a fishing boat glides over the ruffled water.

Bibliography (3)

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

Renée Free, The Art Gallery of New South Wales Collections, 'The Western Heritage, Renaissance to Twentieth Century', pg. 108-172, Sydney, 1994, 122 (colour illus.).

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

Exhibition history (4)

The Bitten Image: European etchings from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Jul 1980–14 Sep 1980

Mantegna to Piranesi - Italian Old Master Prints from the Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Jun 1998–20 Sep 1998

Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006

European prints and drawings 1500-1900, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Aug 2014–02 Nov 2014