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THE IMAGE OF VENICE: FIALETTI'S VIEW AND SIR HENRY WOTTON. Deborah Howard and Henrietta McBurney. Paul Holberton Publishing, London, 2014. 172 pp. (one foldout) with 136 ills. (101 col.). 27 x 23 cm. ISBN 9781907372483 In English.
Publisher's description: The city of Venice holds a special place in the global imagination. This book explores the creation of one of its largest surviving depictions, which has remained almost unknown to the wider public since its creation exactly four centuries ago. Signed and dated 1611, the painting is the work of a notable early seventeenth-century Bolognese artist, Edoardo Fialetti. His huge bird's-eye view of the watery townscape is enlivened by first-hand observation of tiny vignettes of Venetian life. Eight square metres in size, this remarkable painting is a tour-de-force among depictions of cities. In 1636 the painting was donated to Eton College by the former British ambassador to Venice, Sir Henry Wotton. This beautiful commemorative volume takes a closer look at the picture's remarkable history, set in the context of the rich hisotry of views of Venice from Gentile Bellini to Guardi.
Artist(s):Fialetti, Edoardo
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — 1600-1800 — Painting
Plans: 73,54
Worldwide Number: 156366
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