After Harry Fenn, Three Engravings Depicting Venetian Scenes

After Harry Fenn, Three Engravings Depicting Venetian Scenes

This fine set of engravings after American illustrator Harry Fenn (1837-1911) depict various scenes from Venice. They were originally contained within Part 25 of the publication ‘Picturesque Europe’, published by Cassel and Company in 1884.

They depict:

Entrance to the Doge's Palace, Venice, by Edward Whymper (1840-1911) after Harry Fenn.
Off the Rialto, Venice, by Josiah Wood Whymper (1813-1903) after Harry Fenn.
River Front of the Ducal Palace, Venice, after Harry Fenn.

Picturesque Europe was a popular publication that met the growing curiosity of the middle classes for ‘foreign lands’. It was an extensive set of books and a fascinating read. Various artists and engravers were called upon including father and son, Josiah Wood Whymper and Edward Whymper.

All three engravings are framed and glazed.

Learn more about Harry Fenn in our directory.

Medium: Wood engravings on paper
Overall size: 12½” x 15½” / 32cm x 40cm
Year of creation: c. 1884
Condition: Areas of foxing. Frames with some light wear.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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