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The peddler of Housewares, plate 40 from the series Le Arti che vanno per via nella citta di Venezia
The peddler of Housewares, plate 40 from the series Le Arti che vanno per via nella citta di Venezia
Artist:
Date:
1753
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Etching
Dimensions:
26.5 x 18.3 cm (image)
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Continent:
Europe
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ILC in the plate: Cazze, sculieri, canole da bote/Aghi, britole, forse; ma a bon prezzo;/ Vago vendando in fin, che se fa note.;
ILR in the plate: 40;
Watermark: Shield with three stars, surmounted by a fleur-de-lys and a crescent;
Provenance:
Claudia Lazzaro-Bruno 4/14/78;
Marcus Sopher;
In pencil, on the mat: "From accompanying English translation (presumably to the the second 1785 edition): "Cups, barrels and corks, I dispose of all day, / And needles and strainers the same, / And ladles and forks too, as nice;/ Remarkably low are the price;/ They're so cheap, that you'd think that I gave them away,/Yet this every day is my game.";
Sopher 18th c. catalogue no. 56

Accession Number:
1988.1.242
Acquisition Date:
1988-12-31
Credit Line:

Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Sopher Collection

A merchant with a basket of wares, displaying a couple of spoons in one hand, walks down a street next to a canal.

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