Venice: Ca’ d’Oro, Carlo Ponti
Carlo Ponti
Venice: Ca’ d’Oro
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Carlo Ponti

Venice: Ca’ d’Oro, ca. 1870 – 1880


Blatt
24.9 x 33.1 cm
Karton
30.5 x 43.9 cm
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Acquisition
Acquired in 2012 as a gift from Alexander Rasor
Status
On display, Department of Prints and Drawings Exhibition Gallery

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About the Work

The Ca’ d’Oro is the most famous of the more than 200 palaces lining the Canal Grande on both sides. Even today, a ride down the main waterway is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Venice. Captured in a frontal view from the canal and for the most part isolated from its surroundings, the façade offers an opportunity for in-depth study of the architectural details. The rich decoration, complete with colonnades, tracery, and reliefs, is distinct down to the tiniest detail. The objective character of the view is underscored by the text on the back, which provides basic information on the building and its owners in a few sentences. By accompanying his prints with remarks of this kind in at least two languages, Carlo Ponti catered to a broad public—not only tourists but also exponents of the young discipline of art history.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Venice: Ca’ d’Oro
Photographer
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet recto unten Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Blindstempel: CARLO PONTI; VENEZIA
Bezeichnet verso Mitte auf dem Trägerkarton: Druckschrift: Palazzo Doro; (weitere Beschreibung der Abbildung in Französisch und Englisch)

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 2012 as a gift from Alexander Rasor

Work Content

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Secondary
  • 41A1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings
  • 41A31 façade (of house or building)
  • 41A33 window
  • 48C161 column, pillar ~ architecture
  • 46C23231 gondola
  • 31D14 adult man

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Last update

15.05.2023