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First Night in Venice

Close up of First Night in Venice

The skyline of Venice sits on the horizon, casting a hazy reflection of buildings and light in the water against a tan-golden background. The etched print has many thin, wavy, black horizontal lines to denote water and the sky in contrast to the tighter, more vertical lines of the buildings.
The skyline of Venice sits on the horizon, casting a hazy reflection of buildings and light in the water against a tan-golden background. The etched print has many thin, wavy, black horizontal lines to denote water and the sky in contrast to the tighter, more vertical lines of the buildings.
Ellen Day Hale, First Night in Venice, 1890; Soft-ground etching with aquatint on paper, 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay; Photo by Lee Stalsworth

Artwork Details

  • Artist

    Ellen Day Hale
  • Title

    First Night in Venice
  • Date

    1890
  • Medium

    Soft-ground etching with aquatint on paper
  • Dimensions

    7 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.
  • Donor Credit

    Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay
  • Photo Credit

    Photo by Lee Stalsworth
  • On Display

    No