1895 Print over 100 years old Venice Fete Day Grand Canal (available unframed)


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Antique print dated 1895.

The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.63.

Entitled – Venice. A Fete Day on the Grand Canal.

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Venice. – This animated scene is the carnival on the Grand Canal.

The famous Rialto Bridge, which is also seen above, dates from 1588, and is 158ft. long and 90ft. wide.

It consists of a single marble arch of 74ft. span, and it is built on 12,000 piles.

The great square of Venice, usually called La Piazza, is paved with trachyte and marble, and is 192yds. long on the west side, 61yds. on the east side, and 90yds. broad.

On three sides are noble buildings, which seem to form one vast marble palace.

The Cathedral Church of St. Mark, concerning which even Mr. Ruskin waxed enthusiastic, is decorated with Oriental magnificence, and measures 249ft. by 168ft.; there are 500 marble columns, and the mosaics cover an area of 45,790 square feet.

Opposite St. Mark’s rises the square, isolated Campanile di Santa Marco, 322ft. high.

This tower was founded in the year 888, and restored in 1329; it is ascended by a winding inclined plane of 38 bends, and is occupied by a fire-watchman.

The view from the summit of the Campanile at sunset is esquisitely beautiful, embracing as it does the Lagunes, the Alps, and the Adriatic Sea.

At the south-east corner of the Piazza are two granite columns erected here in 1180.

One column bears aloft the winged lion of St. Mark, and the other supports a figure of St. Theodore, the patron saint of the ancient Republic.

Facing the Piazza is the Palace of the Doges, a magnificent building, 246ft. by 234ft.

Entering the Palace, and ascending the Scala dei Giganti (so called from the colossal statues of Mars and Neptune at the top), we presently come to the stately Sala del Maggior Consiglio, or Council Chamber, 55yds. long, 26yds. broad, and 46ft. high.

On the east side of the Palace the canal is crossed by the famous Bridge of Sighs – that “pathetic swindle,” as Mr. Howells calls it, which has hardly ever felt the foot of a prisoner.

The main artery of traffic in Venice is the Grand Canal, which is shown in our photograph.

It is nearly two miles long and from 99ft. to 198ft. wide, flanked with the palaces of the ancient aristocracy of Venice.

The Grand Canal divides the city into two unequal parts, resembling an inverted S.

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