Print (Line etching)

  • Title:

    A View of the Continent, from y\e Bottom of y\e great Canal at Venice | Vüe du Continent, du bas du Grand Canal a Venice

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    Canaletto (Painter)

    Robert Sayer (Publisher)

  • Place of Origin:

    London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Etched, Engraved, Hand colored

  • Museum Object Number:

    1984.0035


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1984.0035

Object Name

Print (Line etching)

Title

A View of the Continent, from y\e Bottom of y\e great Canal at Venice | Vüe du Continent, du bas du Grand Canal a Venice

Category

Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Creator (Role)

Canaletto (Painter)
10/18/1697-04/20/1768

Robert Sayer (Publisher)
1725-02//1794
Sayer became active as a printseller as early as the late 1740s. He built up his stock of copper plates by taking over others’ inventories, first Philip Overton, then James McArdell when he died in 1765. He worked in partnership with John Bennett from around 1774 to 1785, then operated alone again through 1793. When he died in February 1794, the firm (along with Sayer’s stock of plates) were taken over by another London print firm, Laurie & Whittle.

Place of Origin

London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Lower left beneath image; Canaleti Pinx.
2. Inscription; Bottom center; London Printed for Rob.\t Sayer, opposite Fetter Lane, Fleet Street.

Subjects

Landscape

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

Techniques

Etched, Engraved, Hand colored

Dimensions (inches)

8.6 (H) , 13.72 (W) , 6.94 (Image H) , 10.49 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

21.9 (H) , 34.85 (W) , 6.94 (Image H) , 10.49 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

H at left. W at bottom. Plate H: 7.2 in. (18.2 cm). Plate W: 10.8 in. (27.5 cm). Chain interval: 2.7 cm; laid lines per cm not measured.

Publisher Summary

Sayer, Robert

Place of Publication

Opposite Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Watermark

none

Coloring

Hand colored with transparent and opaque watercolors

Object Description

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