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Stock# 34169
Description

Fine example of this striking view of the island of Vignole and its Monastery, built in 1422.

Fine bird's-eye view of the formerly famous monastery with all the gardens and greens, mostly demolished within the last 200 years. The view was engraved by Boschini for his La Carta del Navegar pittoresco (1660).

Marco Boschini (1613-1678), was an Italian painter and engraver of the early Baroque period in Venice. He was born in Venice, and was educated in the school of Palma il Giovane. He painted The Last Supper for the sacristy of San Girolamo at Venice. He also distinguished himself as an engraver and as a writer of art. He was the author of several publications, such as: La Carta del Navegar pittoresco (1660), a panygeric poem about Venetian painting, which included this view.