13. Monument to the Great Fire of London

London Monument

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13.
The Monument to the Great Fire of London
Colored etching published by Giuseppe Remondini (1745–1811) in Bassano,
after an etching by Georg Balthasar Probst, which in turn is a copy
after a 1752 etching by George Bickham from a design by Canaletto
Private Collection

As with the Prodigal Son series, this print published by the Remondini is a copy of an earlier etching by Georg Balthasar Probst, which in turn is a copy of a 1752 etching by the British printmaker, George Bickham after a design by the Venetian artist Canaletto. And by this point, we have come full circle: a visual technology born in London makes use of a design by an Italian artist, the print is copied by a German printmaker, and then copied again by the Remondini.

~CAH


Literature: Sixt v. Kapff, Guckkastenbilder aus dem Augsburger Verlag von Georg Baltashar Probst, 1732–1801 (Weißenhorn: Anton H. Konrad Verlag, 2010), pp. 188–89.