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(Canaletto) Pallucchini, Rodolfo & Guarnati, G.F.

L’acqueforti di Canaletto.

Venezia, Edizioni Daria Guarnati (1945).

Reference: 6848
Price: £480 [convert currency]

Full Description

Large oblong folio. 43 + (1)pp, 17 plates (numbered 1-18, numbers 6 and 7 relating to the same large folding plate). Publisher’s decorative printed boards, cloth spine. One of a thousand numbered copies with Italian language text. Booklabel of Peter and Linda Murray.

A good scholarly edition of the series of engraved views of Venice by Canaletto dedicated to Consul Smith and published in the 1740s under the title Vedute altre prese di luoghi altre ideate. Pallucchini provides an extensive critical and descriptive text, and facsimile reproductions of each of the 34 known engravings. As a publication in the difficult circumstances of the year 1945 it deserves every praise (and Pallucchini’s preface is dated as early as 28 February 1944, showing his devotion to his topic even when the result of the war was still in question).