GIOVANNI ANTONIO CANAL
CANALETTO
1697 Venice 1768
Le Porte di Dolo. Etching. 1743/4.. Bromberg 6 II (of III).
300 x 434 mm (plate), 355 x 485 mm (sheet).
Watermark: Shield surmounted by a crown, partial.
The Glory of Venice. Art in the Eighteenth Century.
Andrew Robison, Jane Martineau, Editors, 1994. Cat. no 144.
In this print, executed at the very end of Canaletto's etching career, he wielded the needle expertly,
displaying virtuoso strokes of varying form and intensity. Canaletto reached the full potential of the medium
with this most painterly image of striking contrasts.
It is one of seven large titled views from nature resulting from Canaletto's trip to the mainland
with his nephew Bernardo Bellotto during the early 1740's. page 438.