Large 19th Century Photograph of the Piazza San Marco, Venice
Item Number: 13934
Original 19th Century photograph showing St. Mark's square (Piazza San Marco) in Venice. The photograph is very large, measuring 10-1/2"x14" and mounted on heavy cardboard to an overall size of 14"x20". Shows a view of Saint Mark's Square, the principal public square in Venice and a location used in countless artworks, films and literature through the centuries. A remark attributed to Napoleon calls the Piazza San Marco the "drawing room of Europe." The square has been remarkably unchanged by time and appears very similar in paintings of 300 years ago, to this photograph of over 100 years ago, and as it is today. Catalogue numbered in the lower left hand corner within the photo "48. Venezia/ Piazzo S. Marco." Another image of the same size and condition is on the verso, labeled within the photo "25. Venezia/Loggetta." Moderate staining and warping to cardboard, but photograph itself is in fine condition.