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18th Century, Venice
from A Sketch of Venetian History: An Illustrated Story
by Sarah Pierroz
In as early as the 10th century, tens of thousands of visitors flooded to Venice for its rousing boat races, masked balls, and florid parties. By the 18th century Venetians extended the Carnevale season to run for 6 months of the year.
Audiences threw flowers for thousands of jugglers, acrobats, dancing animals, and magicians; they gasped in terror while rope-walkers slid across a fine wire between the Campanile and the Ducal Palace; they jumped for safety as bulls were madly chased throughout the city.
When exhausted, sightseers lounged in gondolas heaping with gold and crimson fabrics, or indulged in wines and bubbly, sculpted marzipan sweets, pinnacles of meringues, and excessively delicious, deep-fried and sugared pastries, like frittelle and crostoli. Ordinary life, in any moment, truly became extraordinary.
PAPER & SIZES
Black and white (unframed) print
Museum-quality prints made on
thick and durable exhibition quality, matte paper.
Paper weight: 189 g/m²
Giclée printing quality
ISO brightness: 104%
4 sizes available (Landscape Format):
Small: 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25.4 cm)
Medium: 12 x 16 inches (30 x 40 cm)
Large: 16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Extra Large: 24 x 36 inches (61 x 91 cm)
Please allow 7-11 business days for your order to be crafted and delivered to your door. Prints are carefully created once a week and shipped out the following week. This print will arrive rolled in a shipping tube. Please remember there may be some delays due to COVID-19 related disruptions. The customer is responsible for any additional custom fees.
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