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The deserted palace

The deserted palace

Item Information

Title:
The deserted palace
Description:
The lower part of a Venetian palace, with crumbling walls of brick and plaster, is reflected in a canal. Under two barred windows is a man in a gondola, and another man stands upright on a landing-stage by a small doorway.
Artist:
McBey, James, 1883-1959
Name on Item:
James McBey
Date:
1925–1928
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Etchings
Location:
Boston Public Library
Print Department
Collection (local):
James McBey (1883-1959). Prints and Drawings
Subjects:
Canals
Castles & palaces
Gondolas
Places:
ItalyVenetia (region)Venezia (province)Venice
Extent:
1 print : etching ; plate mark 22 x 26 cm
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Terms of Use:
Copyright (c) James McBey
All rights reserved.
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Notes (date):
Date from item or from accompanying material.
Etched in 1925.
Notes (citation):
Hardie, Martin, and Charles Carter. "The etchings and drypoints of James McBey (1883-1959)." Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1997, San Francisco.
Notes:
Title from catalogue raisonné.
Hardie and Carter: H. 236
Additional information accompanying item: Figure now etched. Reflections of man and two poles at right of plate now inserted in water. Additional work in water at left of plate.
Notes (object):
Trial proof (2). Short upright lines of shading indicate the lower edge of the wall on the right.
Identifier:
17_06_000472
W. 2796 (no longer used)
Barcode:
36666000193314