[III. - The Grand Canal.]
[MDCCCCXXIII.] W.R. Howell & Co.
Etching. Sheet 380 x 457mm. 15 x 18".
From: "A Series of Etchings made in Venice by Mr. Wilfrid Huggins." Limited Edition: 206. Lined on both sides by a succession of palaces, built in general by great or wealthy Venetians of the past, the Grand Canal forms one of the main arteries of the city. Broad and dignified, there is room in it to catch the feeling of a peace which is almost literally musical. The lapping of the waters is gently audible,-the occasional song of a gondolier is sweet as the song of a bird! What life there is, forms, or necessity, a succession of scenes appealing to the imagination in a way far rmoved from the chaotic effects felt amidst noises and scenes in other cities. The large dome of the Church of Santa Maria della Salute, whose fašade is shown in a previous etching, here appears against the distant sky.
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