Ponte delle Guglie – Bridge of Spires – watercolor etching


The Ponte delle Guglie (Bridge of Spires) is one of two bridges in Venice to span the Cannaregio Canal. It lies near the western end of the canal, by the Venezia Santa Lucia railway station.

An earlier wooden bridge was built in 1285. It was replaced by the current stone and brick bridge in 1580. It was restored in 1641 and 1677, and was totally rebuilt in 1823 at which time spires were added. The spires lie at each end of the bridge.

It is the only bridge in Venice adorned with spires from whence it takes its name (“Bridge of Spires”).

Etching on copper plate. The technique used is Aquaforte etching.
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 285 gr. Rosaspina Fabriano ivory paper.

Paper size: 9.8 x 7 inches
Image size: 6.5 x 4.1 inches

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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