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An image of Le porte del Dolo by Canaletto

Canaletto

(Italy 17 Oct 1697 – 10 Apr 1768)

Title
Le porte del Dolo
Year
1735-1746
Media category
Print
Materials used
etching
Edition
2/3
Dimensions

30.0 x 43.0 cm platemark; 30.6 x 43.8 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.l., [incised plate] "A. Canal...". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1937
Accession number
8488
Location
Temporary exhibitions gallery
Further information

The setting is the oval-shaped basin of the locks at Dolo, a town on the Brenta. Moored at the quay is a 'burchiello', a type of passenger barge. Under the archway a butcher sits in his shop surrounded by carcasses. In front of the shop, a diminutive lacemaker works at a table.

Bibliography (1)

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

Exhibition history (3)

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