Venice, rebuilding the Campanile
- Venice, rebuilding the Campanile
"The changes in the methods of work between Canaletto's time and mine were never more clearly shown. When he drew the building, as I saw it, a few years ago, everything was done from the inside, till the top was reached, men and material being carried up on elevators. It is said one of our ingenious American Captains of Labor offered to rebuild it for free if the Venetians would let him put two elevators in, and have the profits from them for twenty-five years, after which he would hand it to the city and retire on the results. The Syndic declined, but put in the elevators." J[oseph] P[ennell], 1916.
- Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926
- Name on Item:
Boston Public Library
- Collection (local):
Joseph Pennell (1857-1926). Prints and Drawings
Basilica di San Marco (Venice, Italy)
ItalyVenetia (region)Venezia (province)VeniceSestière di San Marco (sestieri)
Campanile di San Marco
St Mark's Basilica
Colonne di San Marco e San Todaro
- 1 print : lithograph ; sheet 57 x 47 cm
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
- Notes (date):
Date from catalogue raisonné.
- Notes (citation):
Wuerth, Louis A. "Catalogue of the lithographs of Joseph Pennell." Little, Brown and Company, 1931, Boston.
Title from catalogue raisonné (lithographs).
Wuerth 1931 (L): 217
- Notes (object):
Published. Edition: 25 proofs.