An image of La torre di Malghera

Canaletto

(Italy 17 Oct 1697 – 10 Apr 1768)

La torre di Malghera

Location
Not on display
Further information

The tower of Malghera (now Marghera) was raised as a fortification by the Venetians in the 15th century. It is seen in brilliant light against the sky. At the edge of the lagoon a pair of fishermen dig for eels while a fishing boat glides over the ruffled water.

Year
1735-1746
Media
Print
Medium
etching
Dimensions
29.6 x 42.8 cm platemark (irreg.); 29.9 x 43.2 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date
Signed l.l., [incised plate] "A Canal...". Not dated.
Credit
Sir Philip Street Bequest 1939
Accession number
6864