An image of Le porte del Dolo

Canaletto

(Italy 17 Oct 1697 – 10 Apr 1768)

Le porte del Dolo

Location
Not on display
Further information

The setting is the oval-shaped basin of the locks at Dolo, a town on the Brenta. Moored at the quay is a 'burchiello', a type of passenger barge. Under the archway a butcher sits in his shop surrounded by carcasses. In front of the shop, a diminutive lacemaker works at a table.

Year
1735-1746
Media
Print
Medium
etching
Dimensions
30.0 x 43.0 cm platemark; 30.6 x 43.8 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed l.l., [incised plate] "A. Canal...". Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1937
Accession number
8488