Caroline Armington

Ponte dei Sospiri, Venice

1912
The Bridge of Sighs links the Doge's Palace with the Prisons. Built in or around 1600, its name was coined in the 19th century: condemned prisoners crossing the bridge would catch from its windows a glimpse of Venice and heave a mournful sigh knowing that it was for the last time ever.
Title
Ponte dei Sospiri, Venice
Date
1912
Medium
Print
Materials
etching and drypoint on laid paper
Dimensions
41 x 32.3 cm; plate: 36 x 25.7 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of A. McKenzie Brockman, Two Mountains, Quebec, 1985
Accession number
29196