Grand Canal (Venice)
Edition of 40
Sheet size: 45.2 x 55.3 cm (17 ¾ x 21 ¾ in)
Signed by the artist & numbered on reverse
Published in 2009
Elizabeth Magill’s atmospheric series, Venice, represents the artist’s first foray into etching. The imagery is based on photographs Magill took during a trip to Venice in 2007, and the series’ individual titles reference iconic features of the city: Gondola, Grand Canal, Rooftops, San Michele, St Mark’s Square, and Waterways. Just as Magill’s paintings are carefully worked up from layer after layer of paint, her prints are produced by the successive imposition of multiple plates etched by the artist.