- Catalogue Number
- Title and Date
- Fondamente Nove II 2007
- Description of Featured Image
- A view of the Fondamente Nove embankment, with steps leading down to the water, and mooring posts in the foreground. Across the water, on the horizon, is the Venice Arsenale.
- Series/Book Title
- Venice Series
- Series/Illustration Number
- no. 4
- Where Made
- Alphington, Melbourne
- Medium Category and Technique
- Intaglio Print: Drypoint on copper
- Wove paper. Identified papers: Artistico Fabriano paper with watermark: ‘Artistico + Fabriano’; Velin Arches paper.
Image size: 177 x 259 mm
Matrix size: 180 x 260 mm
- Artist’s Record Number
- Printer(s) and Workshop(s)
- States I through V printed by Rick Amor in his Alphington studio. State VI printed by Martin King at the Australian Print Workshop, Fitzroy (Melbourne) (VI.a), and by Amor in the Alphington studio (VI.b). Edition printed by Rosalind Atkins at the APW.
- Summary Edition Information
- Six states. Edition of ten numbered impressions, 2007.
- State Library of Victoria, Melbourne: seven state impressions, numbered 1-1 through 1-6, 2-6; ed. 4/10.
- British Museum, London: APW presentation proof (2009,7048.6).
- Venice Series: Click for a full account of the Venice Series (cat. nos E.138–E.150).
This is one of two works in the Venice Series that are titled Fondamente Nove, the other being cat. no. E.149. The section of the embankment depicted here is situated near the Venice Printmaking Studio (where the majority of the proofs of Amor’s Venice etchings were printed), and across the water is the Venice Arsenale.
This drypoint is based closely on a pencil drawing in the large Venice Sketchbook, dated 5 June 2007 and done on the spot; both the print and the drawing are oriented in the same direction. Amor also photographed the view he depicted in these works. The present work and cat. no. E.149 were both done in Melbourne on Amor’s return from Venice.
Record last updated 17/02/2021