Barcarolle. 1926. Etching. Carter 233. 14 7/8 x 8 3/8 (sheet 17 1/4 x 10 1/4). Edition 80, #xxv. Print Collector's Quarterly 24 (1938): 428; Eric Denker, Reflections & Undercurrents: Ernest Roth and Printmaking in Venice, 1900-1940, p. 98. An extremely rich impression with subtle tonal wiping, printed on pale blue-toned laid paper from an antique volume. Signed and numbered in ink. Housed in an archival French mat and a 20 3/4 x 14 3/4-inch gold leaf frame. Price upon request
This is one of McBey's most famous Venetian subjects. Carter writes, "On a moonlit night, a gondola glides round the curve of a canal between palaces. The gondolier sings his barcarolle."
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