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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
Media category
Print
Materials used
etching
Dimensions

30.0 x 43.0 cm platemark/sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.l., [incised plate] "A Canal...". Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Sir Kenneth Street 1962
Accession number
DO8.1962
Location
Not on display
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.

Exhibition history (2)

Acquisitions 1962, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 10 Apr 1963–12 May 1963

Light from Shadow, the role of chiaroscuro in spatial imaging, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Paddington, 22 Oct 2003–29 Nov 2003