Prise de la Villa Casali [...]
[Published by Georg Hackert, c.1790]
Engraving, platemark 350 x 485mm (13¾ x 19"). Small margins.
The Coliseum in Rome, the largest amphitheatre ever built and the most famous ancient building in Rome. Engraved after a painting by Philipp Hackert (1737 - 1807). Born in Prenzlau north of Berlin, Hackert 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, where this print was published, as court painter to Ferdinand IV. Engraved by François Morel (1768-?1830), French engraver who studied under Volpato in Italy and engraved paintings by Claude Lorraine, the Caracci, and Hackert.
Provenance: Torridon House Lovelace/King Family
[Ref: 39577] £550.00