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Venetian night

Venetian night

Item Information

Title:
Venetian night
Title (alt.) :
A Venetian night
Description:
In a gondola that drifts along a Venetian canal a man stands playing on a violin. His figure is silhouetted against a blaze of light on the lower storey of a place beyond.
Artist:
McBey, James, 1883-1959
Name on Item:
James McBey
Date:
1925–1930
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Etchings
Location:
Boston Public Library
Print Department
Collection (local):
James McBey (1883-1959). Prints and Drawings
Subjects:
Canals
Castles & palaces
Gondolas
Gondoliers
Night
Places:
ItalyVenetia (region)Venezia (province)Venice
Extent:
1 print : etching ; plate mark 28 x 43 cm
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Terms of Use:
Copyright (c) James McBey
All rights reserved.
Restrictions:

Notes (date):
Date from item or from accompanying material.
Etched in 1925.
Notes (citation):
Hardie, Martin, Charles Carter. The etchings and drypoints of James McBey 1st ed. (San Francisco: Alan Wofsy, 1991).
Notes:
Title from catalogue raisonné.
Alternative title(s) from item or accompanying material.
Hardie and Carter: H. 254
Additional information accompanying item: The palace completed and another building at left of plate etched in outline. Right side of plate darkened and reflections added to water.
Notes (object):
Trial proof (2). The palace with its many windows is now etched in.
Identifier:
17_06_000617
W. 3033 (no longer used)
Barcode:
36666000007191