View of a Town on a River Bank by Giovanni Antonio Canal Canaletto is a superb black and white etching with fresh impression, wide margins, printed on laid paper, 1735-1746. An inscription at the lower center reads: “A. Canal f.”; at the lower right: “E 5”. Bromberg Second state on two, Montecuccoli, Third state on three.
Antonio Canaletto began to experiment with the etching technique together with his nephew Bernardo Bellotto in the early 1740s. Canaletto made only thirty-three etchings in total, etched on plates of two different sizes.
Dimensions: (image) 12 x 17 inches, (paper) 15,5 x 21 inches.