Le Campanile anc Mons LucretilisAvec la Ravine par ou passe Fonte Bello une des Sources de la Digentia
Engraving, platemark: 380 x 470mm. (15 x 18¼").
The mountain Lucretilis Mons outside Rome. It was mentioned by Horace in his 'Odes' (which are quoted in the text below the print). 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: 39575] £320.00