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Fondamenta della Misericordia – Watercolor etching

Description

Fondamenta della Misericordia (foundation of the Misericordia) is a “street” in Venice, in Cannaregio district, near the Scuola Grande della Misericordia. It runs parallel to the Rio de la Misericordia, one of the main canals of Cannaregio.

“Fondamenta” means “foundation” in Italian, and it describes the walking bank along a canal. It was (and still is today) a popular area to load and unload boats, kind of like a dock.

The chalcography was then coloured by hand using the watercolor technique. The abbreviation P.d.A. at the bottom left, instead of the serial number, means “artist’s proof” (P.d.A. “Prova d’Artista”).

Printed with chalcographic ink on rosaspina ivory paper.

Paper size: 7 x 9.8 inches
Print size: 3.8 x 5.8 inches

Unique piece.
Sold unframed.

This item is individually made by hand in my studio in Venice – there may be slight variations in color, making this a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of art. The artwork may look slightly different from photos. Small imperfections or irregularities add to the handmade charm, distinguishing this piece from mass-produced prints.

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