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Print - A View of the Canal, Chinese Building, Rotunda, &c. in Ranelagh Gardens, with the Masquerade
  • A View of the Canal, Chinese Building, Rotunda, &c. in Ranelagh Gardens, with the Masquerade
    Grignion, Charles
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A View of the Canal, Chinese Building, Rotunda, &c. in Ranelagh Gardens, with the Masquerade

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1750s (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Grignion, Charles (the elder), born 1721 - died 1810 (engraver)
    Sayer, Robert, born 1724 - died 1794 (publisher)
    Canaletto, Giovanni Antonio, born 1697 - died 1768 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving, coloured by hand

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Donald A. MacAlister

  • Museum number:

    E.344-1956

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case Z, shelf 6, box B

Physical description

Print with a hand-coloured view of the Ranelagh Gardens, the Rotunda and surrounding buildings. At the centre of the scene, on a canal, is the Chinese pavilion with figures inside. In the distance is the Rotunda, a large circular building. On either side of the scene are two long avenues of trees. People dressed in masquerade costume promenade through the grounds.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1750s (published)

Artist/maker

Grignion, Charles (the elder), born 1721 - died 1810 (engraver)
Sayer, Robert, born 1724 - died 1794 (publisher)
Canaletto, Giovanni Antonio, born 1697 - died 1768 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving, coloured by hand

Marks and inscriptions

'Canalet delint. Publish'd According to Act of Parliament C. Grignion Sculp. Printed for & Sold by Robt Sayer at the golden Buck opposite Fetter Lane Fleet Street'
Lettered

'74'
Numbered

'A View of the Canal, Chinese Building, Rotundo, &c. in Ranelagh Gardens, with the Masquerade. / Vue du Canal, du Batiment, Chinois, de la Rotunda, &c. des Jardins de Ranelagh un jour de Masquarade.'
Lettered with title in English and French

Dimensions

Height: 26 cm, Width: 40 cm

Descriptive line

'A View of the Canal, Chinese Building, Rotunda, &c. in Ranelagh Gardens, with the Masquerade'. Engraving by Charles Grignion after Canaletto, 1750s.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1955-1956 London: HMSO, 1963

Techniques

Engraving; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Masquerade; Pleasure gardens; Canal; Rotunda; Gardens; Pavilion; Avenue

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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