Banco Rosso etching - The Red Bench - framed art souvenir from the Jewish ghetto of Venice Italy
Enhance your decor with a bit of Italian Jewish history tinged with a soupçon of Shakespeare. Framed etching of Banco Rosso (The Red Bench), the oldest of three original moneylender's banks in the Jewish ghetto of Venice. The etching is numbered 39/60. Underneath the etching, the inscription "Banco di Pegni (translation: Pawnshop) Venezia Sec XVII, D Curiel."
Antiqued gold decorative frame with beaded edge.
The Shakespeare moment comes from Merchant of Venice? Shylock was from the same part of Venice.
SIZE: 10.75" x 14.75"
CONDITION: Very good. Professionally framed, likely brought home from Italy as a remembrance of a wonderful historical experience. There are some small flecks of gold under the glass on the right side.
This is a vintage item. It has been used and loved and it has a history. Please examine photos carefully and ask questions, as we are unable to accept returns or exchanges.
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