This exquisite etching takes its inspiration from a photo taken in 1909 by The Moffett Studios. I discovered the print while researching imagery at The US Library of Congress, Print and Picture Department, Washington, D. C., from The Panoramic Photograph Collection. I created a multiple, rectangular shaped drawing in pencil, 8B, to prepare for the actual transfer onto the seven zinc plates. The work shows a view of Venice from the early Twentieth Century that depicts The Rialto Bridge with an expansive view of the Grand Canal. My etching used the studio methods of intaglio, drypoint, and aquatint. It is executed in black, oil based ink, Charbonnel Brand, on RivesBFK white paper, both manufactured in France. The image was etched on seven individual metal plates, which each measure 3 inches high by 2 inches wide. The print is 22 inches long by 8 high, or 65 cm by 21 cm. I hand printed and published the edition at The Center for Works on Paper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Please note that this etching is shipped to the collector without a frame or mat. This keeps the price low and affords a wide selection of choice for the collector with regard to matting and framing. A sturdy cardboard box is employed for shipping the work. The etching is first wrapped in two layers of acid free glassine and then placed between two archival boards. This is next placed into the shipping carton and securely packed with bubble wrap. The Absolute Arts price includes all handling costs, shipment supplies, Certificate of Authenticity, and the shipment carton. Mailing and transportation costs are added to the price.