A Venetian Well

PhotographerAlfred Stieglitz

CountryUnited States

MediumPhotogravure: Text

JournalThe Photographic Times 1899

AtelierPhotochrome Engraving Company (New York City)


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Architecture, Buildings, Cityscape, Documentary, Statuary, Supports, Women: Occupational


Image Dimensions: 12.4 x 18.4 cm December (shown cropped to plate mark)
Support Dimensions: Detail: 21.9 x 29.2 cm uncut

Photographed by Alfred Stieglitz in 1894, this scene shows a woman filling water jugs using the public well built during the Renaissance in the Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo public square in Venice. The image was used as the frontis for the December, 1899 issue of the Times. This public well can still be seen on this famous Venetian square today.

A Venetian Well