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Maker(s):Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal)
Culture:Italian (1697-1768)
Title:The Locks at Dolo
Date Made:ca. 1741-1744
Type:Print
Materials:Etching; first state
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Venice
Measurements:Mat: 22 in x 28 in; 55.9 cm x 71.1 cm; Sheet: 12 1/16 in x 17 5/16 in; 30.6 cm x 44 cm; Image: 11 13/16 in x 17 1/16 in; 30 cm x 43.3 cm
Narrative Inscription:  Recto: lwr. l. (in plate) A. Canal f. ; lwr. c. (in plate) Le Porte Del Dolo
Verso: Collector's mark of a tulip (black ink) with "95" pencilled inside (this is Marjorie Cohn's collector's mark).
Accession Number:  MH 2017.5
Credit Line:Gift of Marjorie Benedict Cohn (Class of 1960) in honor of Wendy M. Watson
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Description:
In the oval-shaped basin of the locks at Dolo, a burchiello (passenger barge) lies moored to the quay. The rooted stone structure spanning the lock gates provides protection for the wooden gates and access to the lock mechanism. On the left, the partial facade of a corner house with a cartouche with coat of arms, a hanging sign and shrine on the wall. Within an archway, a butcher sits surrounded by carcasses. In front, a woman at a table makes pillow-lace on her tombolo (lace-pillow). Two houses on the right. A fruit vendor and groups of figures in the foreground.

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