Fontego dei Tedeschi Canal


In this watercolor you can see the Rio del Fontego dei Tedeschi (Fontego dei Tedeschi Canal) as you see it from Ponte de l’Ogio (“Oil Bridge” in venetian). The canal takes its name from the Fontego dei Tedeschi: in fact one side of this wonderful building overlooks the canal.

First constructed in 1228, and located at the foot of the Rialto Bridge across from the fish market, the Fontego dei Tedeschi is one of Venice’s largest and most recognizable buildings. It was used as a trading post for German merchants, a customs house under Napoleon, and a post office until a few years ago. Now it is a luxury retail centre.

Technique used: thin black felt pen drawing colored with watercolors on 200 gr. Rismacqua Favini ivory paper

Paper size: A4 (11.7 x 8.2 inches)
Image size: 5.8 x 8.4 inches

If you like this watercolor and you want to order a new one like this, I can paint it again. There may be slight variations in color, making this a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of art. Please contact me if you wish to have this watercolor, thank you.