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The House with the Inscription (left half of undivided plate) and The House with the Peristyle (right half of undivided plate)(mounted together)

The Imaginary View of Venice

1741
Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal) (Italian (Venetian), 1697–1768)


Catalogue Raisonné

de Vesme 12, ii/ii; Bromberg (1993) 13, only state AND de Vesme 13, ii/ii; Bromberg (1993) 14, ii/ii

Dimensions

Sheet (The House with the Inscription): 30.1 x 21.7 cm (11 7/8 x 8 9/16 in.)(with 1 mm margin at the bottom; trimmed within the platemark on the other three sides) Sheet (The House with the Peristyle): 30.1 x 21.8 cm (11 7/8 x 8 9/16 in.)(with 1 mm margin at the bottom; trimmed within the platemark on the other three sides) Overall: 30.1 x 43.5 cm (11 7/8 x 17 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

M1486

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso of backing sheet, center, stamped in blue ink, the mark of the MFA Wales Collection (Lugt 2544)

Provenance

George Washington Wales, Boston (1815-1896); his gift to the MFA April 15, 1882

Credit Line

Gift of George Washington Wales