View of the Church of San Giacomo di Rialto and the Rialto Bridge

Giovanni Battista Brustolon - engraver, Antonio Canaletto - inventor

Giovanni Battista Brustolon - engraver, Antonio Canaletto - inventor - View of the Church of San Giacomo di Rialto and the Rialto Bridge
Giovanni Battista Brustolon was born in 1712 in Venice. The scarse information on this artist has been preserved thanks to Moschini. Brustolon took up graphic art before 1739, when he entered the workshop of Giusepe Wagner. Although a number of attempts at painting are known, the core of his artistic pursuits lies in graphic art. Although Brustolon did not devote his sole attention to the veduta genre, this number of creations in this art form nevertheless make him one of the foremost representatives of 18th-century Venetian vedutism. He based his engravings repeatedly on models by Canaletto. The exhibited sheet comes from the Prospectuum Aedium, viarumque insigniorum urbis Venetiarum series of prints.
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measurements: height 319 mm
width 443 mm
material: paper
technique: engraving and etching
inventory number: R 14288
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings