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The Enchanted Doorway, Venice

20th century
319 x 172 mm (12.6 x 6.8 in.)

John Taylor Arms, American, (1887–1953)

Alternative title: The Enchanted Doorway, Venezia [and] Venezia ’29 [and] La Porta Della Carta
Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on blue-green laid paper
State: Second of two states
Print impression quality: Very good
Series: from Italian Series
Edition: 100, Fletcher: 121; printed by Henry E. Carling
Marks: Signed in pencil, lower right: “John Taylor Arms—1930”; signed in plate, lower right: “J.T. Arms—Venezia ’29”; inscribed in pencil, lower left: “Edition:100”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: J.T. Arms
Bibliography: Fletcher 227 ii/ii; Karen F. Beall, American Prints in the Library of Congress (1970) 107; Arms 229.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1944
Accession Number: 1944.D1.22

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  • architecture - Art or science of designing and building structures, especially habitable structures, in accordance with principles determined by aesthetic and practical or material considerations. Refers also to the structures created. [November 1994 related term added. October 1990 alternate term added.]
  • doorways - Denotes openings, which contain or could contain a door, that provide access into or out of building spaces. [March 1993 descriptor moved. August 1991 scope note changed.]
  • Gothic (Medieval)
  • Italy - TGN 1000080
  • Venice - TGN 7018159 (standard English name used here for this well-known city)

  • plate Dimensions: 319 x 172 mm (12.6 x 6.8 in.)

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