Seaport, plate 1 from A Series of Italian Coastal Scenes
9.3 cm x 18.1 cm (3 11/16 in. x 7 1/8 in.)
(1647 - 1728)
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Leo Steinberg Collection, 2002
This view comes from one of six sets of Italian views, the artist's first independent works. If the composition seems a bit contrived, the print is lively in incident, clever in certain abbreviations, and complex in atmosphere. Such fine, early impressions are very rare.