Baur, Johann Wilhelm and Küsell, Melchior

1680

Extremely fine antique engraving of the Grand Canal at Venice, Italy

Canal Grando zu Venedig allivo die Gondoli Al Fresco fahren

DESCRIPTION: The Grand Canal at Venice, Italy. A finely-engraved and very decorative antique view of Venice's Grand Canal. Against a dramatic, cloudy sky numerous gondolas and, far in the background, lateen-rigged vessels. From the late 17th century.

With a very fine manuscript calligraphic title : "Canal Grando zu Venedig allivo die Gondoli Al Fresco fahren"

Drawn by J. Baur and engraved by Melchior Kussell. Plate 132. With privilege.

Johann Wilhelm Baur (1607-1640) was a German painter, engraver, and etcher.

CREATOR: Baur, Johann Wilhelm and Küsell, Melchior

PUBLICATION DATE: 1680

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Italy

BODY OF WATER: Grand Canal

CONDITION: Very Good.  Super nice piece. On a sheet of quality laid paper with wide magins. Just the right balance of toning at the edges. One tiny repaired hole at right outside of image. Centerfold.

COLORING: Fine later hand color.

ENGRAVER: Melchior Kussell

SIZE: 9 " x 6 "

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PRICE: $350


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