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A View of the Canal, Chinese Building, Rotunda, &c. in Ranelagh Gardens, with the Masquerade

Print
1750s (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Engraving, coloured by hand
Brief Description
'A View of the Canal, Chinese Building, Rotunda, &c. in Ranelagh Gardens, with the Masquerade'. Engraving by Charles Grignion after Canaletto, 1750s.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 26cm
  • Width: 40cm
Dimensions taken from Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1955-1956 London: HMSO, 1963.
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)
Credit line
Given by Mr Donald A. MacAlister
Subjects depicted
Places Depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1955-1956 London: HMSO, 1963
Collection
Accession Number
E.344-1956

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