Sylvester, Israel

1663

Veduta e prospectiva della Piazza di St. Marco di Venezia

Veduta e prospectiva della Piazza di St. Marco di Venezia

DESCRIPTION: Rare antique copperplate etching of St Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, an oblique view from the Northeast looking down the Grand Canal with the lagoon to the left. At right are the Doge's palace and Biblioteca Marciana with Punta della Dogana and the entrance to the Grand Canal in the background. Shows numerous small vessels underway and moored; at far left the decoratively carved stern of a sailing vessel with banners fluttering in the breeze.

Engraved and drawn by artist Israel Sylvestre (1621-1691). Published by Pierre Mariette (1634-1716) "avec privilege du Roy" in Paris. The print was likely published after 1663 when Sylvestre was appointed court painter and engraver by Louis XIV and would have been able to claim royal privilege. Title also in French at bottom of engraving. Number 11.

CREATOR: Sylvester, Israel

PUBLICATION DATE: 1663

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Italy

BODY OF WATER: Venice Lagoon

CONDITION: Very Good  Clean and bright on creamy laid paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark. Very faint brown stain visible under close inspection. Fine, strong impression with platemark close on the neatline. Wide margins.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Israel Sylvestre

SIZE: 10 " x 5 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 7

PRICE: $325


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