Due to Canaletto’s success, views of Venice proliferated in the eighteenth century. In 1741 Marieschi published a set of etchings with twenty-one views of Venice. These were made primarily for tourists taking part in the Grand Tour, and were therefore usually topographically accurate and filled with charming details.
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- Titles The Rialto Bridge and the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi, from the series "Magnificentiores Selectioresque Urbis Venetiarum Prospectus" (Magnificent and Selected Views of Venice) (Proper)
- Artist Michele Giovanni Marieschi, Italy, Venice, 1710 - 1743
- Medium etching
- Dimensions sheet: 17 5/16 × 24 1/16 in. (44 × 61.1 cm) plate: 12 1/2 × 18 1/2 in. (31.8 × 47 cm) image: 12 1/16 × 18 1/4 in. (30.6 × 46.4 cm) sheet: 24 × 30 in. (61 × 76.2 cm)
- Credit Line Museum purchase with funds provided by Mr. James E. Simpson, 2005.8
- Work Type print
- Classification Prints
- Signature None
- Marks None
- Inscription Recto, in plate, below image center, printed: Forum olitorium e regione prospectum, cum proximis publicis Magistratibus, et ponte Riuoalti: citra pontem ædes mercatoria gentis Germanica ad læuam. / [in smaller font] Mich l[superscript]. Marieschi del t[superscript]. inci t[superscript]. Bottom left corner, in pencil: C33782 / Blu[?] / M 6 1" Jlo[?] Verso, bottom right corner, in pencil: 1 [inscribed in circle]
- Provenance Dealer C. G. Boerner, New York; purchased by the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, 2005