A Merchant Going to the Rialto, 1775

  • Giovanni David, Italian, 1743-1790

Etching and aquatint printed in brown ink on laid paper

  • Plate: 9 1/2 × 6 5/8 inches (24.1 × 16.8 cm) Sheet: 15 1/4 × 10 5/8 inches (38.7 × 27 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Benson and Edith Ford Fund

73.172.2

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Exterior
  • Aquatint
  • Aquatint
  • Etching (printing process)
  • Paper (fiber product)
  • Ink
  • Portrait
  • Man
  • Etching
  • Italy
  • Venice
  • Full length portrait

Signed, on plate, lower left: David Gen. Inv. fecit.

Watermark, center right edge of sheet: [fragment]

Inscribed, in plate, lower center: le Marchand allant a Rialto, | OU LE TABARRO. | L'Argent, l'argent dit-on; sans lui toutes est sterile. Boil. Epit. 5. Inscribed, in pencil, center bottom edge of sheet: 4

formerly in the collection of the descendants of the artist (Genoa, Italy). 1973-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Giovanni David, A Merchant Going to the Rialto, 1775, etching and aquatint printed in brown ink on laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Benson and Edith Ford Fund, 73.172.2.