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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst


Maker(s):Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal)
Culture:Italian (1697-1768)
Title:The Portico with the Lantern, from the suite Vedute, altre prese da i luoghi altre ideate... [View, real and imaginary...]
Date Made:1741, or early 1742 (first edition)
Materials:etching on medium weight laid paper with no visible watermark
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Venice
Measurements:Sheet: 17.126 x 22.7165 in.; 43.5 x 57.7 cm; Plate/image: 11.811 x 16.811 in.; 30 x 42.7 cm
Accession Number:  MH 2005.14
Credit Line:Purchase with the Jean C. Harris Fund and the Susan and Bernard Schilling(Susan Eisenhart, Class of 1932) Fund

An arrangement of ancient ruins and eighteeth-century Venetian houses observed from beneath a massive Roman portico; the view is populated by standing and seated figures; a bishop's tomb is at rear, and a coat of arms (the artist's) tops the door of the light-colored building in the center.

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