A wellhead, known locally as “vera da pozzo”, is the visible cap to an underground [well] that stored and filtered rain water in Venice. The term ‘vera da pozzo’ and it’s many alternatives – anello, corona, sponda, cinta, parapetto, spalletta or bocca di pozzo – has been in use since as early as the eleventh century. As a centerpiece of many public squares in Venice, they were always at the center of socialization and interactivity among Venetians. The typical wellhead features inscriptions and carvings of saints or family crests. The artistic and structural design of each wellhead is indicative of the art period it was built in.
Print handmade in my workshop in the historic center of Venice, Italy with a small vertical press. All prints are signed and initialed P.d.A.
The colors used are acrylic (non-toxic color and indelible). The paper is acid-free, chlorine and neutral pH.
Printed on Favini ivory paper 200 gr.