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View, Italy, Venice, Gondolier, Vincenzo Torreggian, Antique Print, 1742-1770


Vincenzo Torreggiani (fl. 1742-1770) (artist and etcher)
Italian: c. 1742-1770
11.25 x 14.75 inches, plate mark
18.25 x 22 inches, overall

View of Venice with a gondola gliding down a canal toward a small bridge as an onlooker watches, leaning on a stone wall.


Vincenzo Torreggiani (or Torrigiani), was an Italian painter and draftsman, known for his perspective views. Born in Budrio, he worked in Florence, Rome and Bologna. The quadratures — frescoed wall paintings — in the Palazzo Panciatichi, Tuscany, are attributed to him, and he painted a perspective view for the cloister of the Church, Convent and Museum of St. Joseph of the Cappuccini in Bologna.

Condition: Generally very good with the usual light overall toning. Very pale foxing, almost imperceptible. Professionally laid on supporting sheet.


Bénézit, E. Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs. France: Librairie Gründ, 1966. Vol. 8, p. 348

“Chiesa, Convento e Museo di S. Giuseppe dei Cappuccini in Bologna.” (15 February 2005).

“Palazzo Panciatichi.” Consiglio regionale di Toscana. 17 November 2003. (15 February 2005).

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18th Century