Vittore Carpaccio, 1495 - Hunting on the Lagoon (recto); Letter Rack (verso) - fine art print

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General specifications as provided by The J. Paul Getty Museum website (© - by The J. Paul Getty Museum -

The hinges and latch on this two-sided panel suggest that it was used as a decorative window shutter or a door to a cabinet. The front depicts a scene of Venetian bird hunters, and the reverse shows a trompe-l'oeil (deceive the eye). Contemporary viewers looking at the front of the panel had the illusion of looking into the lagoon, as is evident in this reconstruction of how the panel once appeared.

Groups of three rowers and archers stand in shallow-bottomed boats and hunt cormorants, glossy black water birds. The archers use clay pellets rather than arrows in order to stun the birds and not damage their plumage. A pellet, seen in mid-air, has just been fired by an archer in the boat in the lower right-hand corner and is about to strike the bird in the foreground.

The lily blossom at the bottom left of the painting is out of scale with the rest of the image. Recent examination indicates that the hunting scene served as the background for a scene of two women sitting on a balcony overlooking the lagoon, a panel that is now in the Correr Museum in Venice. That painting has an empty stem in a vase sitting on a balustrade that matches up with the blossom in the Getty Museum's painting. The identical wood grain of the two panels confirmed that they were once a single panel. The two parts were probably sawed apart before the nineteenth century.

What type of product do we offer?

"Hunting on the Lagoon (recto); Letter Rack (verso)" was created by the high renaissance painter Vittore Carpaccio in the year 1495. The artpiece measures the dimensions: 75,6 x 63,8 cm and was painted on the medium oil on panel. Besides, the work of art belongs to the collection of The J. Paul Getty Museum. With courtesy of: The J. Paul Getty Museum (public domain license).The creditline of the artpiece is the following: . On top of that, alignment is portrait with a side ratio of 1 : 1.2, meaning that the length is 20% shorter than the width. The painter Vittore Carpaccio was an artist from Italy, whose style can be classified as High Renaissance. The painter lived for a total of 66 years and was born in the year 1460 in Venice, Venezia province, Veneto, Italy and passed away in 1526.

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  • Poster on canvas material: Our poster print is a printed flat canvas with a slightly roughened surface finish, which resembles the actual artwork. Please bear in mind, that depending on the size of the poster we add a white margin of approximately 2-6cm around the print in order to facilitate the framing with your custom frame.
  • The canvas print: A UV printed canvas applied on a wood frame. It has the unique look of three dimensionality. A printed canvas of this artwork will allow you to transform your art print into a large artpiece. How do I hang a canvas on the wall? Canvas Prints have the advantage of being relatively low in weight, which implies that it is easy and straightforward to hang up your Canvas print without additional wall-mounts. A canvas print is suitable for any kind of wall.
  • Aluminium dibond print: Aluminium Dibond prints are metal prints with a true depth effect. The Direct Print on Aluminum Dibond is your best introduction to fine art prints manufactured on aluminum. For the Direct Aluminium Dibond option, we print your selected artpiece onto the aluminium composite white-primed surface. The colors are bright and luminous in the highest definition, the fine details are clear and crisp.
  • Acrylic glass print: The acrylic glass print, which is sometimes described as a an art print on plexiglass, will change the original artwork into home décor. Beyond that, the acrylic art print forms a great alternative to aluminium and canvas prints. Our plexiglass protects your custom art print against light and heat for up to 60 years.

Artist table

Artist: Vittore Carpaccio
Additional names: scarpazza, Vettor Carpazio, Scarpatio, scarpazo, Carpaceri, Carpacico, Carpaccio Vettore, Vittore Carpatio, Scarpaza Vittore, Vittore Carpallino, Carpaccio Vittore, Vettor Carpaccio, Victor Carpaccio, Vittorio Carpaccio, Carpaceri Vittore, Scarpatia Vittore, Scarpaccia Vittore, Karpachcho Vittore, Carpathius Victor, Carpathius Vittore, Scarpazza Vittore, Vittor Carpaccino, Vittore Carpaccio, Vittor Carpazio, Vittore Carpazio, Carpacio, Carpaccio, Scharpaza Vittore, Carpazio, Carpatio Vittore
Artist gender: male
Artist nationality: Italian
Jobs of the artist: painter
Country: Italy
Artist classification: old master
Styles: High Renaissance
Lifespan: 66 years
Year of birth: 1460
Hometown: Venice, Venezia province, Veneto, Italy
Died in the year: 1526
Died in (place): Venice, Venezia province, Veneto, Italy

Background data on the artwork

Title of the artwork: "Hunting on the Lagoon (recto); Letter Rack (verso)"
Categorization: painting
Generic term: classic art
Temporal classification: 15th century
Artpiece year: 1495
Approximate age of artwork: 520 years old
Painted on: oil on panel
Size of the original work of art: 75,6 x 63,8 cm
Exhibited in: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Museum location: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Museum website:
License type of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: The J. Paul Getty Museum

The product

Print product type: art print
Method of reproduction: digital reproduction
Manufacturing method: UV direct print (digital printing)
Manufacturing: German production
Stock type: production on demand
Product usage: art print gallery, home design
Alignment: portrait alignment
Aspect ratio: length to width 1 : 1.2
Implication: the length is 20% shorter than the width
Product material choices: poster print (canvas paper), canvas print, acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), metal print (aluminium dibond)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) variants: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating): 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Poster print (canvas paper): 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Aluminium dibond print (aluminium material) options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Framing of the art reproduction: no frame

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