Venetian Gondola Model Kit

SKU: 1012G
  • This gondola model kit allows you to construct a miniature version of the classic boat from one of the most iconic cities in Europe - Venice, Italy. The gondola and the Grand Canal in Venice were favorite subjects of many 18th-century Italian painters, from Canaletto to Francesco Guardi. The kit includes a vacuum-formed hull and deck, laser cut wood parts, and a plastic stand. Step-by-step instructions are included with specific diagrams on assembling the model.

    Not included but required to complete the model are an Exacto knife, model glue, 100 grain sand paper, spray paint, binder clips, and red and gold accent paints.

    - Finished model is 15.5 inches in length with a 4 inch beam and sits on a painted gold stand
    - Box measures 20 inches x 6 inches x 2 inches
    - Not intended for Children
    - Made in the USA
    - Item #: 1012G

    The gondola is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat, well suited to the conditions of the Venetian Lagoon. For centuries, gondolas were the chief means of transportation and most common watercraft within Venice. In modern times the iconic boats still have a role in public transport in the city, serving as traghetti (ferries) over the Grand Canal. Magnificent paintings of the Grand Canal, featuring elaborate gondolas in processions and festivals, is part of the exhibition Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe, on view May 9 - July 30, 2017 at the Getty Center.