View of a Town on a River Bank

about 1736-1740
Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal) (Italian (Venetian), 1697–1768)


Catalogue Raisonné

de Vesme 9, i/ii; Bromberg (1993) 9, i/ii

Dimensions

Sheet: 47.2 x 63.5 cm (18 9/16 x 25 in.)(the full sheet) Platemark: 30.1 x 43.1 cm (11 7/8 x 16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.11667.9

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Series of 33 etchings bearing the title: Vedute altre prese da i Luonghi altre ideate (Views, some representing actual sites, others imaginary)
Published 1744

Markings

Verso, center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Consul Joseph Smith (the dedicatee of the series; his label affixed to the verso of the title-page of this set); possibly Francis Bullard, Boston (1862-1913); Ellen Twistleton Bullard, Boston (1865-1959); her gift to the MFA March 1, 1921

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen T. Bullard