Rocca GiovineGénéralement Supposée l'ancien Fanun Vacunae [...]
Engraving, platemark: 380 x 470mm. (15 x 18¼") very large margins. Some creasing. Repaired tear in top margin.
View in the small rural village of Roccagiovine in the countryside outside Rome. It is now part of the Monti Lucretili natural park. One of a series of landscapes of the Roman countryside after gouaches by Philipp Hackert (1737 - 1807), painter and etcher. Born in Prenzlau north of Berlin, he came to Italy in 1768, settling in Rome where he joined a German group of artists also including Anton Raphael Mengs and the art historian Johann Joachim Winckelmann. In 1786 he settled in Naples as court painter to Ferdinand IV.
Provenance: Torridon House Lovelace/King Family.
[Ref: 39574] £260.00