City Views, Italy, Venice
Steel engraving by A. Willmore after a painting by Birket Foster, ca 1850.
Very attractive hand coloring.
15.2 x 23 cm ( 5.9 x 9 " )
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;