- Catalogue Number
- Title and Date
- Street at night, Venice 2007
- Description of Featured Image
- A view at night onto an irregular Venetian courtyard surrounded by buildings, with a rectangular opening in the centre distance, illuminated by a single lamp.
- Series/Book Title
- Venice Series
- Series/Illustration Number
- No. 10
- Where Made
- Venice. Alphington, Melbourne
- Medium Category and Technique
- Intaglio Print: Burnished aquatint, roulette, etching and drypoint on copper
- Wove paper. Identified papers: Fabriano papers with various partial watermarks of: ‘ARTISTICO + FABRIANO’; Hahnemühle paper with watermark: cockerel within a circle; Velin Arches paper.
Image size: 177 x 258 mm
Matrix size: 180 x 260 mm
- Artist’s Record Number
- Printer(s) and Workshop(s)
- All state impressions printed by Martin King. States I through X printed at the Venice Printmaking Studio, Venice. States XI through XIII printed at the Australian Print Workshop, Fitzroy (Melbourne). Edition printed by Rosalind Atkins at the APW.
- Summary Edition Information
- Thirteen states. Edition of ten numbered impressions, 2007.
- Australian Print Workshop 2007–08: Australian Print Workshop, Fitzroy (Melbourne), Fondamenti Nove, 21 November 2007 – 2 February 2008, no. 12.
- For an illustration of the charcoal drawing Venetian street at night, 2008, see Niagara Galleries, Rick Amor: Paintings + Drawings 2009 (exh. cat.), Niagara Galleries, Richmond, Victoria, 2009, cat. no. 12.
- State Library of Victoria, Melbourne: sixteen state impressions, numbered 1-1 through 1-12, 2-12, 1-13, 1-14, 2-14; ed. 4/10.
- Venice Series: Click for a full account of the Venice Series (cat. nos E.138–E.150).
This etching, the first that Amor made in Venice in 2007, is based closely on a pencil drawing, dated 4 June 2007, in the artist’s large Venice Sketchbook. Both etching and drawing are oriented in the same direction.
The location depicted in E.147 is the same courtyard as appears in Woman pissing, Venice (cat. no. E.145), but seen from the opposite direction. While the drawing on which the present etching is based is a daytime view, the print was always conceived as a night scene. It began on the plate as an even layer of prepared aquatint, which was then worked with a burnisher from dark to light, as though it were a mezzotint.
The etching was subsequently used as the modello for a large charcoal drawing, dated 24 April 2008 (Niagara Galleries 2009).
- Night scene, Streetscape, Venice
Record last updated 18/09/2017