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1921 Engraving Festa della Marie Venice Doge Carnival - ORIGINAL SCI1

1921 Engraving Festa della Marie Venice Doge Carnival - ORIGINAL SCI1

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"La Reginetta dell'acqua nella 'Festa della Marie' ai Tempi della Repubblica Veneta."

This is an original 1921 steel engraving of a painting of the "Festa della Marie" in Venice, Italy. An ancient, traditional celebration, the "Festa delle Marie" is held on the first Sunday of the Venice Carnival. Each year twelve beautiful but poor Venetian girls are chosen and offered magnificent jewels and clothing as a bridal dowry from the Venetian Doge.

CONDITION

This 90+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No natural defects. No surface rub. 1/2 inch tear - bottom center. No water damage. The center crease is original. There is printing on the reverse. Please note that there are some letterset impressions from the verso throughout which is common to this era's printing and production style. Due to its large size, this item will be shipped folded along the original crease.

  • Product Type: Original Steel Engraving; Sepia
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 19 x 13 inches; 48 x 33 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: water parade, Republic of Venice, La Serenissima

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