(Italy 17 Oct 1697 – 10 Apr 1768)
29.6 x 42.7 cm platemark (irreg.); 29.9 x 43.2 cm sheet (irreg.)
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.
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
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