This Venetian Window pin was inspired by series of eight Venetian Palace paintings, particularly the gemstone encrusted facades of the Palazzi. Original image on left.
Monetís goal was to create a pictorial image that would be as rich as the facades were in stone and suggest the richness if his Mediterranean views.
Enameled 24k gold-plate over pewter. Measures approximately 1.2" x 1.1".