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Palazzo Dei Cammerlenghi- 1926, Etching.
Edition 60, 20. Signed in ink. Numbered AI, indicating the first impression of the American edition of 20 [also signed and dated October 1925 in the plate lower right]. Reference: Hardie and Carter 231, only state (there were about 11 trial proofs, where slight changes were made, before the published first state).
Image size 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches (222 x 146 mm); sheet size 11 5/8 x 8 3/8 inches (295 x 213 mm).
A fine, rich impression in dark sepia ink with overall plate tone, wiped carefully to allow for a slightly darker tone in the water toward the bottom of the composition. With full margins (1 1/8 to 1 3/4 inches), on antique cream laid paper. Slight toning in the margins, otherwise in excellent condition.
This is the bend of the Grand Canal in Venice, seen from the Rialto.
Reproduced: Reflections & Undercurrents: Ernest Roth and Printmaking in Venice, 1900-1940, Eric Denker, Dickinson College, PA; 2012.