Barcarolle. 1926. Etching. Carter 233. 14 7/8 x 8 3/8. Edition 80, #xxx. Print Collector's Quarterly 24 (1938): 428; Eric Denker, Reflections & Undercurrents: Ernest Roth and Printmaking in Venice, 1900-1940, p. 98. An extremely rich impression with subtle tonal wiping, printed on pale blue-toned laid paper from an antique volume. Signed and numbered in ink. $12,500.
This is one of McBey's most famous Venetian subjects. Carter writes, "On a moonlit night, a gondola glides round the curve of a canal between palaces. The gondolier sings his barcarolle."
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