[Church Entrance, Venice]

Donald Shaw MacLaughlin (1876-1938), Doorway of the Doges, Venice, etching with plate tone, 1909, signed bottom right [also signed and dated in the plate]. Reference: Marie Bruette 124, only state [reproduced after page 91 in the Bruette catalogue], a probable edition of c. 50. In good condition, with small margins all around, trimmed to or just inside the plate mark at the top, with a repaired area at the top. On medium laid Van Gelder Zonen paper with a partial watermark.  15 5/8 x 8 inches.

A fine impression, printed in dark brown ink, with plate tone overall but wiped selectively to focus light on the center of the composition.

Maclaughlin created a smaller version of this masterpiece in 1899, as a beginning etcher (cf. Bruette 13); he returned to the subject a decade later as a master printmaker.