Romae ex Chalcographia jam de Rubeis, nunc R.C.A. apud Pedem Marmoreum
Etching, 520 x 325mm (20½ x 12½"). Horizontal crease through centre, small nicks and tears to edges, hole at bottom, pink marks near bottom, general paper tone, bit dusty.
Simon the Zealot, plate eleven from a series of 'Statue dei Dodici Apostoli in S. Giovanni in Laterano'. As part of the reconstruction of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, twelve niches were created under the direction of the architect Francesco Borromini. However, these remained empty until the early eighteenth century, when Pope Clement XI sponsored a competition to select designs for sculptures of the twelve apostles. This statue was by Francesco Moratti (died c. 1719).
Provenance: once owned by Thomas Meggitt of Hull, painter (1770-c.1859)
[Ref: 23141] £140.00