City Views, Italy, Venice, bird's-eye
Steel etching by W. French after the drawing by A.H.Payne. Leipzig and Dresden, ca. 1850
Very finely executed general view of Venice from a bird's-eye position. Surrounded by a decorative bordure.
Attractive hand coloring.
Original antique print
Clean. Wide margins. Very nice condition.
Image: 20 x 34.3 cm (7.8 x 13.5")
Piazza San Marco, or Saint Mark's Square; aristocracy; "the drawing room of Europe" (a quote attributed to Napoleon); Basilica; Campanile di San Marco, the Basilica's bell tower; two 12th-century columns: Venice's two patron saints: Saint Mark in the form of a winged lion, and Saint Teodoro (Theodore); architectural style encompasses Byzantine, Islamic, and Western European influences; Horses of San Marco, brought back from Constantinople during the 4th Crusade; La Giustizia; Doges' Palace (Palazzo Ducale); Cardinal Domenico Grimani;
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