Ponte Vecchio, Florence Watercolour Print | Limited Edition Prints of Italy – Alan Reed
The famous Ponte Vecchio Florence viewed from Piazza Michelangelo. Over the years I’ve made many studies on location of the Florntine skyline from this scenic vantage point.
This particular Ponte Vecchio Print focusses in on the bridge which is festooned in jewellry shops.
During my last visit there in 2011 I did a small sketchbook study of Ponte Vecchio from Piazza Michelangelo, a view which I’ve also reproduced as a very popular limited edition print.
This new original watercolour takes elements from the sketchbook study which I painted on location to depict the famous bridge stretching over the River Arno and the surrounding buildings.
I’ve also made this painting available as a small limited edition print.
Both the print and the original can be seen at my Spring Exhibition at the Studio & Gallery, Ponteland.
An Everlasting Symbol of Florence
Built very close to the Roman crossing, the Ponte Vecchio, or Old Bridge, was the only bridge across the Arno in Florence until 1218. The current bridge was rebuilt after a flood in 1345. During World War II it was the only bridge across the Arno that the fleeing Germans did not destroy. Instead they blocked access by demolishing the medieval buildings on each side. On November 4, 1966, the bridge miraculously withstood the tremendous weight of water and silt when the Arno once again burst its banks.
Larger sizes of Ponte Vecchio Print available, please conatct.