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Il Sigs: Abbate Segretario. Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol: Elet: di Sassonia.
Il Sigs: Abbate Segretario. Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol: Elet: di Sassonia.
Cavalier P.L. Ghezzi delin. Matth: Oesterreich Sculps Dresde.
OM [overlapping monogram.] Sculpsit 1750: adi: 15 July Dresde.
Etching, fine, paper 18th century watermark with large margins. Plate 300 x 203mm. 11¾ x 8".
Number 15 from a series of plates of caricatures of the Roman court and its foreign visitors; a man with a book under his right arm. After Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Title taken from the index to 'Raccolta di XXIV Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavalliere Piet: Leon: Ghezzi. Conservati nell Gabinetto di Sua Maestà il Rè di Polonia Elett. di Sassonia'.
[Ref: 23883]   £260.00  
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[Set of 10 Caesars.]
[Set of 10 Caesars.] 2. Augustus. 3. Tiberius. 4.Caligula. 5. Claudius. 6. Nero. 7. Galba. 8. Otho. 10. Vespasianus. 11. Titus. 12. Domitianus.
[After Jan van der Straet.]
[n.d. c.1700.]
Set of 10 of 12 fine engravings (lacking plates 1 & 9). Platemark: 330 x 220mm (13 x 8¾") each, large margins.
A set of 10 of 12 plates from 'Imperatorum XII' (The Twelve Emperors), depicting statues of Roman Emperors on horseback, with each pedestal decorated with illustrative scenes. Examples include; Tiberius, in full armour, wearing a laurel wreath and holding a spear; Caligula, in full armour, wearing the winged hat of Mercury, holding the thunderbolts of Zeus and the trident of Poseidon; Nero, in full armour, facing to the right and holding a lyre, with thepedestal decorated with a scene of his suicide; Titus, in full armour, and in the background to the right, Mount Vesuvius erupts, with troops assembling outside the gates of a city to the left. After Jan van der Straet (1523 - 1605).
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[Capuchin Monk] Cercante Cappuccino.
[Capuchin Monk] Cercante Cappuccino. Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol. Elet. Sassonia.
Eques. P.L. Ghezzi delin. Matthaeus Oesterrich sculps
OM Sculpsit Dresdae 1750 : adi 5. 8bre
Etching, in ink bottom left Matthias Oesterreich fecit; platemark 285 x 190mm (11¼ x 7½"). Trimmed to the platemark top and bottom.
Etching after a drawing by Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, Ghezzi moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. This is one of a collection of Ghezzi's designs engraved by Matthias Oesterreich (1716-78) from drawings in the collection of the Elector of Saxony, 'Raccolta di XXIV Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavalliere Piet: Leon: Ghezzi. Conservati nell Gabinetto di Sua Maestà il Rè di Polonia Elett. di Sassonia'.
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Veduta del Tempio d'Ercole a Cora presso Velletri
Veduta del Tempio d'Ercole a Cora presso Velletri A Sua Altezza Reale D.n Francesco Principe Ereditario delle due Sicilie [..]
Ph. Hackert pinxt. 1783 B.A. Dunker sculp.
Si vende a Napoli da Giorgio Hackert Incisore di S.M. Con. Privilegio.
Engraving, sheet 400 x 490mm (15¾ x 19¾"). Trimmed to plate; repaired tear and printer's crease lower right.
The Temple of Hercules contstructed in the 1st century BC in Cori, a comune in the Lazio region of central Italy. After 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 as court painter to Ferdinand IV, where this print was published.
Provenance: Torridon House Lovelace/King Family
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Curiale. Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol. Elet. di Sassonia.
Curiale. Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol. Elet. di Sassonia.
Cavallier P.L. Ghezzi delin. Mattaeus Oesterreich Sculps Dresde.
OM [overlapping monogram.]: Sculpsit: 1750: adi: 5: July.
Etching, paper with an 18th century watermark, fine. Plate 305 x 203mm. 12 x 8". Large margins.
Number 11 from a series of plates of carictures of the Roman court and its foreign visitors; a gentlemen of the Curia, the Roman Catholic Church central administration. After Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Title taken from the index to 'Raccolta di XXIV Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavalliere Piet: Leon: Ghezzi. Conservati nell Gabinetto di Sua Maestà il Rè di Polonia Elett. di Sassonia'.
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Il Custode Generale d'Arcadia. Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol. Elet. di Sassonia.
Il Custode Generale d'Arcadia. Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol. Elet. di Sassonia.
Eques. Pietro Leone Ghezzi delin. Matthaeus Osterreich Sculps Dresde.
OM [overlapping monogram.]: Sculp: 1750.
Fine etching. 305 x 205mm (12 x 8"), with very large margins, 18th century watermark.
Number 1 from a series of plates of carictures of the Roman court and its foreign visitors; the President of the Academy of Arcadia, the Italian literary academy founded in Rome in 1690. After Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Title taken from the index to 'Raccolta di XXIV Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavalliere Piet: Leon: Ghezzi. Conservati nell Gabinetto di Sua Maestà il Rè di Polonia Elett. di Sassonia'.
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Cav. Pietro Leone Ghezzi.
Cav. Pietro Leone Ghezzi. __ridentem pingere verum Quid vetat?
Cav. P. L. Ghezzi delt. W.W. Ryland sct. 1762..
apd. CR. Editm.
Etching printed in brown ink, 355 x 275mm. 14 x 10¾". Creases to upper left corner just inside the platemark with very small margins.
An artist (Ghezzi?) wearing a loose hooded coat and round hat, pointing to left out of a window at a procession of caricatured monks in a churchyard, left hand on his hip holding brushes. He looks back over his shoulder towards the viewer, with a painting of the Virgin on an easel in front of him; in an octagonal frame. After Pier Leone Ghezzi (1674 - 1755), caricaturist and etcher who worked in Rome. From the folio 'A Collection of Prints in Imitation of Drawings' London, 1778.
[Ref: 19521]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Raccolta di XXIV. Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavlliere Piet: Leon: Ghezzi. Conservati nell Gabinetto di Sua Maesta il Re di Polonia Elett: di Sassonia.
Raccolta di XXIV. Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavlliere Piet: Leon: Ghezzi. Conservati nell Gabinetto di Sua Maesta il Re di Polonia Elett: di Sassonia.
Matth: Oesterreich sculpsit Dresdae. Nell Anno MDCCL.
Si Vende a Dresda: da George Conrado Walther: Libraro di Corte.
Rare & complete. 24 plates with frontispiece. Folio 405 x 265mm (16 x 10½''). 19th century cloth, morocco lettering piece to spine. Ex Libris Robert Milnes-Crewe. Light foxing to margins, binding worn and stained.
A complete set of 24 caricatures of the Roman court and its foreign visitors. After Pier Leone Ghezzi (1674-1755), probably the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, Ghezzi moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists.
Ex: Collection West Horsley Place.
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Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol: Elet: di Sassonia.
Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol: Elet: di Sassonia.
Cavallier P.L. Ghezzi delin. Matthaeus Oesterreich Sculps Dresde.
OM [overlapping monogram.] 1750 Sculpsit.
Etching, with very large margins, fine, 18th century paper watermark. Plate 310 x 203mm. 12¼ x 8".
From a series of plates of carictures of the Roman court and its foreign visitors; unidentified man with a tricorn under his left arm, and sword attached at waist to right. After Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Title taken from the index to 'Raccolta di XXIV Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavalliere Piet: Leon: Ghezzi. Conservati nell Gabinetto di Sua Maestà il Rè di Polonia Elett. di Sassonia'.
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Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol: Elet: di Sassonia.
Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol: Elet: di Sassonia.
Cavallier P.L. Ghezzi delin. Matthaeus Oesterreich Sculps Dresde.
OM [overlapping monogram.]: Sculps: 1750:
Etching, uncut, with very large margins, fine, paper 18th century watermark. Plate 305 x 203mm. 12 x 8".
From a series of plates of carictures of the Roman court and its foreign visitors; a rotund unidentified man, with medal on the left-side of his jacket. After Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Title taken from the index to 'Raccolta di XXIV Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavalliere Piet: Leon: Ghezzi. Conservati nell Gabinetto di Sua Maestà il Rè di Polonia Elett. di Sassonia'.
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Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol: Elett: di Sassonia.
Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol: Elett: di Sassonia.
Eq P: L. Ghezzi Delineavit: M Oesterreich Sculps Dresde
OM [overlapping monogram.]: Sculpsit: 1750: adi 1: 8bre.
Etching, 18th century paper watermark, fine with large margins. Plate 299 x 209mm. 11¾ x 8¼".
From a series of plates of carictures of the Roman court and its foreign visitors; two Catholic men conversing. After Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Title taken from the index to 'Raccolta di XXIV Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavalliere Piet: Leon: Ghezzi. Conservati nell Gabinetto di Sua Maestà il Rè di Polonia Elett. di Sassonia'.
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Nell Gabinetto di S:M: il Re di Pol: Elett: di Sassonia.
Nell Gabinetto di S:M: il Re di Pol: Elett: di Sassonia.
P: L: Ghezzi Delin: Oesterreich: Sculps: Dresdae
OM [overlapping monogram.]: Sculpsit: 1750: adi:29: 7bre.
Etching, un-cut paper with an 18th century watermark. Fine with very large margins. Plate 299 x 209mm. 11¾ x 8¼".
From a series of plates of carictures of the Roman court and its foreign visitors; two Catholic men with their backs to each, the one to the left with a long crooked and protruding nose. After Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Title taken from the index to 'Raccolta di XXIV Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavalliere Piet: Leon: Ghezzi. Conservati nell Gabinetto di Sua Maestà il Rè di Polonia Elett. di Sassonia'.
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[Unknown Man] In the Collection of the Rt. Hon.ble Lord Duncannon.
[Unknown Man] In the Collection of the Rt. Hon.ble Lord Duncannon.
Cav.r Ghezzi delin.
[n.d., c.1740.]
Etching. Trimed. 300 x 210mm, 11¾ x 8¼". Creasing.
Etched by Arthur Pond after Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Arthur Pond (1701-58), painter, engraver, print-seller, dealer and collector.
Hake: 86.
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[The Wild Horse Race at Rome.]
[The Wild Horse Race at Rome.]
[Eugène Leroux after Théodore Géricault]
[Imp. Bertauts, Paris. n.d., c.1849-60]
Scarce and fine tinted lithograph heightened in white, india laid paper. 190 x 250mm (7½ x 9¾"). Trimmed to image.
Grooms struggling to control the horses as they lead them towards the packed arena (Circus Maximus); classical Roman architecture beyond. After the painting 'Course de chevaux libres à Rome' (Paris, Louvre) by Théodore Géricault (1791 - 1824). A pupil of Carle Vernet and Guérin, he came to London 1820-1821. His friends included Horace Vernet, Charlet, Delacroix and the author Auguste Brunet. This lithograph was a plate from a large series of French lithographs entitled 'Les Artistes Anciens et Modernes'.
For information on the series, see curator's comment to BM: 1936,0302.14.1
[Ref: 19618]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[A specimen of sketching landscapes, in a free and masterly manner, with a pen or pencil:
[A specimen of sketching landscapes, in a free and masterly manner, with a pen or pencil: exemplified in thirty etchings, done from original drawings of Lucatelli, after the life, in and about Rome. By William Austin.]
[Published according to Act of Parliament, by the Author William Austin, in George-Street, Hanover-Square, where Drawing and Etching are taught in the most expeditious Manner.][n.d, 1781.]
Quarto, contemporary half calf and marbled boards; 30 etched plates, lacking title page. Binding rubbed.
One of the rarest of eighteenth century drawing books, containing 30 etched plates of vedute after Italian artist Andrea Locatelli (1695-1741), etched by William Austin. William Austin (1721 - 1820) was a pupil of George Bickham and worked with Paul Sandby and Francis Vivares. He ran a print-shop publishing some political caricatures, anti-French and pro-Fox, but gave up print making for teaching drawing, first in London and afterwards in Brighton. The title (as above) comes from the example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Yale Center for British Art has a pirated version, 'exemplified in thirty-eight etchings', published by T. Simpson, 1781.
Metropolitan Museum of Art 60.574.3.
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Vüe de Village de Licenza
Vüe de Village de Licenza Et du petit bourg de Civitella prise sur la route avant d'arriver à la Maison de Campagne d'Horace
Peint à Gouache par Ph. Hackert 1780 Gravé à l'eau forte par B.A. Dunker et terminé par Lorieux
Engraving, platemark 375 x 460mm (14¾ x 18"). Small margins.
Distant view of the commune of Licenza, north east of Rome, with Civitella San Paolo beyond. As the text below notes, the lyric poet Horace had his villa nearby. After 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 as court painter to Ferdinand IV.
Provenance: Torridon House Lovelace/King Family
[Ref: 39742]   £360.00  
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Madame Petit, et son Cuisinier.
Madame Petit, et son Cuisinier.
Cav.r Ghezzi delin. 10 Ap. 1722. AP sculp 1741.
Etching. Sheet 320 x 335mm, 12¾ x 13¼". Trimmed, scuff mark across middle.
Caricature of a cook wearing an apron on the left, facing a large lady on the right who holds out a circular dish. Etched by Arthur Pond after Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Arthur Pond (1701-58), painter, engraver, print-seller, dealer and collector.
Hake: 75.
[Ref: 15963]   £280.00  
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Rome. Les Capitales De L'Europe. Promenades Pittoresques.
Rome. Les Capitales De L'Europe. Promenades Pittoresques. Rome. Vue de Capitole.
Par M. Charles Malo.
Paris, Marcilly Fils Ainé, Rue S.-Jacques, No.21. Imprimerie de A. Firmin Didot, Rue Jacob, No.24. No.53 R. de la Paroisse, Boullenger, Md. Papetier a Versailles.[n.d. c.1829.]
Small 12mo, 146 x 95mm (5¾ x 3¾"), yellow board cover embossed and with title printed in black; pp. 36, with hand-coloured aquatint. Some foxing.
Charles Malo (1790-1871) produced a series of books on the capital cities of Europe, in French, and recorded details of daily life in the cities, historical information and architectural details of churches and significant public buildings. The frontispiece view is the top of Capitoline Hill, with the façade of the Palazzo Senatorio and the cordonata.
Vicaire V: 481. Gumuchian: 3918 & 3919.
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[Monte Zappi] Le Campanile anc Mons Lucretilis
[Monte Zappi] Le Campanile anc Mons Lucretilis Avec la Ravine par ou passe Fonte Bello une des Sources de la Digentia
Peint à Gouache par J. Ph. Hackert 1780 Gravé à l'eau forte par B.A. Duncker et terminé par G. Eichler
Engraving, platemark: 380 x 470mm. (15 x 18¼").With very large margins and an 18th century watermark.
The mountain Lucretilis Mons in central Italy. 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 Italian 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
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[Life of the celebrated Painter Masaccio, with some specimens of his works in fresco, at Florence.]
[Life of the celebrated Painter Masaccio, with some specimens of his works in fresco, at Florence.]
In Firenze l'Anno MCCLXX [1770-2].
Folio, 19th century half calf with marbled boards; lacking title, pp. iv with engraved head-and-tail pieces, text in English and Italian; 26 numbered engraved plates. Joints strained, lightly soiled at beginning and end, a few plates with slight marginal water-stain.
26 portraits copied by Thomas Patch after Florentine painter Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Simone (1401-28), known as Masaccio. Patch (1725-82) spent his career in Italy, living in Rome 1747-55 and Florence (1755-82). As well as painting the scenery and drawing caricatures, he also stundied early Renaissance art, including the work of Masaccio (1401-1427?), the first great painter of the Italian Renaissance, whose innovations in the use of scientific perspective inaugurated the modern era in painting.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
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Un Pizzicaruolo.
Un Pizzicaruolo.
Cav.r Ghezzi delin. AP. 1741.
Etching, platemark 320 x 210mm (12½ x 8¼"), with very large margins.
Etched by Arthur Pond after Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists.
Hake: 77.
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Un Pizzicaruolo.
Un Pizzicaruolo.
Cav.r Ghezzi delin. AP. 1741.
Etching. Sheet 310 x 210mm, 12¼ x 8¼". Trimmed, with an 18th century watermark.
Etched by Arthur Pond after Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists.
Hake: 77.
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Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol. Elet. di Sassonia.
Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol. Elet. di Sassonia.
OM [mongram of Matthias Oesterreich] Sculp 1750. Chevallier P.L. Ghezzi. delin. Matthaeus Oesterreich Sculp Dresde.
[Dresden, George Conrad Walther, 1752.]
Engraving. 320 x 210mm (12½ x 8¼"), with very large margins.
A caricature portrait of a man with a beak nose, with hat under his arm, wearing a sword, engraved by Matthias Ostererich after Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), who was regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Published in 'Raccolta di XXIV Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavallier Piet: Leon: Ghezzi'.
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Presidente della Grascia
Presidente della Grascia Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol. Elet. di Sassonia.
OM [mongram of Matthaeus Oesterreich] fecit 1750. Chevallier P.L. Ghezzi. delin. Matthaeus Oesterreich Sculp Dresde.
[Dresden, George Conrad Walther, 1752.]
Engraving. 320 x 210mm (12½ x 8¼"), with very large margins, 18th century watermark.
A caricature portrait of a fat market overseer, engraved by Matthias Ostererich after Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), who was regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Published in 'Raccolta di XXIV Caricature Disegnate colla penna dell Celebre Cavallier Piet: Leon: Ghezzi'.
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[Punchinello teaching his Children] In the collection of His Grace the Duke of Devonshire.  A Pair.
[Punchinello teaching his Children] In the collection of His Grace the Duke of Devonshire. A Pair.
Cav.r Pietro Leoni Ghezzi. delin. AP.
[n.d., c.1740.]
Etching with very large margins. Plate: 360 x 290mm (14 x 11½").
Punchinello teaching children to read. The character said to be modelled on Sportelli, a friend of the artist. Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755) is regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, he moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Etched by Arthur Pond (1701-58), painter, engraver, print-seller, dealer and collector.
Hake: 83. & 84.
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Rocca Giovine
Rocca Giovine Généralement Supposée l'ancien Fanun Vacunae [...]
Peint à Gouache par J. Ph. Hackert 1780 Gravé à l'eau forte par B.A. Duncker et terminé par G. Eichler
Engraving, platemark: 380 x 470mm. (15 x 18¼"), with 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.
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The Ælian Bridge and Castle of St. Angelo, with part of the City of Rome.
The Ælian Bridge and Castle of St. Angelo, with part of the City of Rome. [With French translation.]
Bowles Sculp.t.
Printed for Robert Wilkinson, 58 _ in Cornhil, & Bowles & Carver, 69 St. Pauls Church Yard, London. [n.d., c.1800.]
Etching with early hand colour. 290 x 430mm (11½ x 17"). Framed.
A general view or Rome, looking up the Tiber past the Ponte Sant'Angelo and Castel Sant'Angelo (the Mausoleum of Hadrian) to the dome of St Peter's Basilica in the distance.
[Ref: 51577]   £250.00  
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[A View of the Castle of St Angelo, Elian Bridge, with part of the City of Rome.]
[A View of the Castle of St Angelo, Elian Bridge, with part of the City of Rome.]
[n.d., c.1760.]
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 270 x 430mm (10¾ x 17"). Trimmed and backed, title removed and manuscript title glued on to back for a Vue d'Optique machine.
A view of the Castle St. Angelo in Rome with St Peters Cathedral in the background. The print has been backed and edged in black to be used in an zograscope or optical diagonal machine which would use lenses to create the illusion of a 3-D landscape.
[Ref: 46822]   £240.00  
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[Veduta degl'avanzi della Curia Ostilia sul Monte Celio.]
[Veduta degl'avanzi della Curia Ostilia sul Monte Celio.]
Rossini fece Roma 1817.
Etching, proof before letters. 205 x 300mm (8 x 11¾"), with very large margins. Some rubbing.
According to Rossini these are the remains of the Curia Hostilia, an early Senate House built by Tullius Hostilius, the third king of Rome, on Monte Caelio. However it is more likely to be a substructure of the Temple of Claudius. Published as the frontispiece to Luigi Rossini's 'Antichita di Roma divise in 40 vedute'.
See BM: 1935,0520.68 [lettered].
[Ref: 17100]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Vestigie delle Terme Diocletiane.
Vestigie delle Terme Diocletiane.
Piranesi F.
[n.d. c.1745.]
Etching. 131 x 185mm (5¼ x 11¼"). Trimmed.
The Baths of Diocletian were the largest and most sumptuous of imperial and ancient Rome.
[Ref: 20390]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Li Moccoletti [in pencil].
Li Moccoletti [in pencil].
[n.d., c.1830.]
Aquatint with fine hand colour, heightened with gum arabic. 205 x 285mm, 8¼ x 11¼". Margins creased.
'Li Moccolati' (i.e. stumps of candles), in which everyone tried to put out overyone else's candles, marked the end of the Roman carnival and the beginning of Lent. It was held in la Corso and the surrounding streets.
[Ref: 21084]   £220.00  
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Rome, de beroemste Stad van den ganschen aerdboden. Roma, celeberrima ac famigeratissima 'urbs totius orbis.
Rome, de beroemste Stad van den ganschen aerdboden. Roma, celeberrima ac famigeratissima 'urbs totius orbis.
Pet: Schenck Amsteld. C.P.
[n.d. c.1720.]
Engraving. 215 x 266mm (8½ x 10½"), with very large margins.
A view of Rome, the sprawling city seen by travellers from across the River Tiber; the Castel Sant'Angelo and the dome of St Peter's can be seen as key structures.
[Ref: 23204]   £380.00  
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A View of the Seat of Lodovisi with part of Rome. Vue de la Maison de Plaisance de Lodovisi avec une partie de la Ville de Rome.
A View of the Seat of Lodovisi with part of Rome. Vue de la Maison de Plaisance de Lodovisi avec une partie de la Ville de Rome.
Piranesi delin. T. Bowles sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament November 12. 1750.
Hand-coloured engraving, with black borders. Plate 274 x 430mm. 10¾ x 17".
A view of the seat of Boncompagni Lodovisi. There are figures walking around the area. There are two vertical rows of trees on the right side of the print. Behind can be seen part of Rome.
[Ref: 25567]   £220.00  
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[Ponte Sant'Angelo and Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome]
[Ponte Sant'Angelo and Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome] Die vom Kaiser Hadriano nächt Seinem grabmal zu Rom erbaute Brücke [...]
J.Bern. F. v. E. delin.
C.P.S.C.M. [Leipzig, 1725]
Engraving with very large margins, platemark 300 x 430mm (11¾ x 17"). Text in French and German; foxing to margins only; very slight crease.
The Ponte Sant'Angelo which spans the Tiber, connecting the city of Rome to the Castel Sant'Angelo (commissioned by the Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for him and his family). After the mausoleum was completed, Hadrian had the bridge constructed. Both still remain, although the statues on pillars seen on the bridge here were replaced by ten angels by Bernini. Plate from Austrian architect Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwurf einer historischen Architektur' ('Outline of Historical Architecture', first published 1721) , the first comparative architecture of all periods and nations.
[Ref: 33416]   £350.00  
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[Domus Aurea, Rome]
[Domus Aurea, Rome] Domus aurea Neronis, aus welchem Herzlichen gebäü
J.B. F. v. E. delineavit
Cum Pri: Sac Caes: Majest: [Leipzig, 1725]
Engraving with very large margins, platemark 300 x 430mm (11¾ x 17"). Text in French and German; foxing to margins only. Crease.
The Domus Aurea, a large villa built by Nero after the fire in AD 64 destroyed residences on the slope of the Palatine Hill. Beneath the text are the famous verses written on the city walls or spread verbally, reported by Suetonius and Martial. Plate from Austrian architect Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwurf einer historischen Architektur' ('Outline of Historical Architecture', first published 1721) , the first comparative architecture of all periods and nations. When Fischer designed Vienna's Imperial Stables, they were explicitly based upon Nero's villa.
For Vienna's Imperial Stables, see ref.33399
[Ref: 33418]   £350.00  
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Accurata, e succinta descrizione topografica e istorica di Roma Moderna
Accurata, e succinta descrizione topografica e istorica di Roma Moderna Opera Postuma dell'Abate Ridolfino Venuti Cortonese...
In Roma MDCCLXVIII. Presso Carlo Barbiellini.
4 vols, 8vo, half calf with marbled boards; pp. xii +1300 (inc. half-title and four titles), 54 folding engraved plates. Spines distressed, tear in vol. 1 x6, otherwise fine. Ownership inscription 'W. Rooker Rome 1778' on half-title.
A study of the buildings of Rome, written by abbot Ridolfino Venuti (1705-63), with several etched plates by Giovanni Battista Piranesi.
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Prospectus Locorum Urbis Romæ Insicñ. Inventore Matthæo Gregorio de Rubeis Romano.
Prospectus Locorum Urbis Romæ Insicñ. Inventore Matthæo Gregorio de Rubeis Romano. Delineati et aere incisi a Livino Cruyl Gandavensi. Liber Primus. Alexandro VII P M Dicatus.
Romæ Typis Joannis Baptistæ de Rubeis Mediolanensis in foro Agonali Anno D. 1666, cum Privilegio Summi Pont.
Engraved titlepage, 385 x 260 (15¼ x 10¼"), with letterpress dedication, large margins. Two pinholes in image, tear in margin, staining at top.
A decorative titlepage to Matteo Gregorio de Rossi's 'Prospectus locorum urbis Romae Insignium', with a central plynth containing the title, with some of the important buildings of Rome, including St Peter's Basilica, the Capidoglio and the Pantheon, arrayed behind. The 'Prospectus' contained this title and ten plates drawn and engraved by Lievin Cruyl (1634-90+), a Flemish priest, draughtsman and etcher from Ghent who was active in Rome from 1664 until c.1670. He is credited helping develop the style of 'veduta' topography, pre-dating Piranesi by nearly a century. The focus of the 'Prospectus' was the building campaign of Pope Alexander VII (to whom the work is dedicated); apparently Cruyl drew buildings that were not yet finished from architects plans. Matteo Gregorio de Rossi (1638-1702) was the son and successor of the publisher Giovanni Battista de Rossi.
[Ref: 48182]   £490.00  
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Leben in Rom.
Leben in Rom.
Hein.ch inv.t: del.t et inct. Hannover 1797.
Etching with hand colour, fine & rare. 435 x 535mm (17 x 21"). Trimmed within the plate at the bottom.
'Life in Rome', satirising the attractions of the city to Grand Tourists. Four girls with open bodices sit on a swing suspended in a doorway, playing tamborines, with a group of monks and a man playing the lute lying beneath all enjoying the view. Across the road tourists sit outside a coffee shop and a man sells wine from barrels on his donkey.
[Ref: 48521]   £750.00  
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Veduta del Condotto dell'Acqua Vergine situato alla Chiavica del Bufalo.
Veduta del Condotto dell'Acqua Vergine situato alla Chiavica del Bufalo.
Rossini dis. e inc.
Roma 1822.
Etching. 370 x 455mm (14½ x 18"), with large margins, uncut.
The Acqua Vergine aquaduct was built by Marcus Agrippa in 19 BC, primarily to supply Agrippa's Baths. Said to have the purest water in Rome, it supplies the Trevi Fountain, fountains in Piazza Navona and di Spagna.
The first state, before the plate number, issued unbound. From an early 19th century folder titled 'Roman Engravings. The Property of Major E.G.G. Rugdon[?]'.
[Ref: 51544]   £400.00  
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[Aqua Julia] Veduta del Castello dell' Acqua Giulia. secondi lo scavo fatto in quest'anno 1822 nella Via Tiburtina.
[Aqua Julia] Veduta del Castello dell' Acqua Giulia. secondi lo scavo fatto in quest'anno 1822 nella Via Tiburtina.
Rossini dis. e inc.
Roma 1822.
Etching. 350 x 450mm (13¾ x 17¾"), with large margins, uncut.
The ruins of a castle, probably built to protect the Aqua Julia, Rome's water supply. According to the title the building was being excavated at the time of the view.
The first state, before the plate number, issued unbound. From an early 19th century folder titled 'Roman Engravings. The Property of Major E.G.G. Rugdon[?]'.
[Ref: 51560]   £400.00  
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[Arch of Constantine] Veduta dell' Arco di Costantino. Escavato, e ristaurato~ da Papa Pio VII Regnante.
[Arch of Constantine] Veduta dell' Arco di Costantino. Escavato, e ristaurato~ da Papa Pio VII Regnante.
Rossini dis. e inc.
Roma 1822.
Etching. 390 x 540mm (15½ x 21¼"), with very large, uncut margins. Stain Creasing to edges of the margins.
A large view of the Arch of Constantine from the Via Triumphalis, the Colosseum to the right. Built 312-315 AD, it was dedicated by the Senate to commemorate ten years of Constantine's reign and his victory at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on 28 October 312. This view shows the arch before the original Roman street level was restored.
The first state, before the plate number, issued unbound. From an early 19th century folder titled 'Roman Engravings. The Property of Major E.G.G. Rugdon[?]'.
[Ref: 51494]   £450.00  
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[Arch of Dolabella] Veduta della Fornice de Consoli Dolabella, e Silano, investila dagli Archi Neroniani provenienti dal Condotto dell'Aqua Claudia.~
[Arch of Dolabella] Veduta della Fornice de Consoli Dolabella, e Silano, investila dagli Archi Neroniani provenienti dal Condotto dell'Aqua Claudia.~
Rossini dis. e inc.
Roma 1821.
Etching. 460 x 390mm (18 x 15½"), with large margins, uncut. Crease at the top.
The Arch of Dolabella and Silanus, a rebuilding of one of the gates of the Servian Walls in 10 AD by the consuls P. Cornelius Dolabella and C. Junius Silanus. Nero's extension of the Acqua Claudia was built over the top of the arch.
The first state, before the plate number, issued unbound. From an early 19th century folder titled 'Roman Engravings. The Property of Major E.G.G. Rugdon[?]'.
[Ref: 51551]   £400.00  
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[Arch of Drusus] Arco di Druso su del quale passava il Condotto Antoniano.
[Arch of Drusus] Arco di Druso su del quale passava il Condotto Antoniano.
Rossini dis. e inc.
Roma 1819.
Etching. 455 x 355mm (18 x 14"), with large margins, uncut.
A view of an arch at the beginning of the Appian Way known as the Arch of Drusus (for Nero Claudius Drusus, the conqueror of the Germans) but probably built later. Some years after construction the arch was utilised by the builders of the Aqua Antoniniana, a branch of the Aqua Marcia.
The first state, before the plate number, issued unbound. From an early 19th century folder titled 'Roman Engravings. The Property of Major E.G.G. Rugdon[?]'.
[Ref: 51529]   £400.00  
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[Arch of Drusus] Arco di Druso, e Porta Capena.
[Arch of Drusus] Arco di Druso, e Porta Capena.
Rossini dis. e inc.
Roma 1820.
Etching. 390 x 460mm (15¼ x 18"), with large margins, uncut. Printer's creases just entering image.
A view of an arch at the beginning of the Appian Way known as the Arch of Drusus (for Nero Claudius Drusus, the conqueror of the Germans) but probably built later. Some years after construction the arch was utilised by the builders of the Aqua Antoniniana, a branch of the Aqua Marcia. Through the arch is the Porta Capena, a gate in the Servian wall.
The first state, before the plate number, issued unbound. From an early 19th century folder titled 'Roman Engravings. The Property of Major E.G.G. Rugdon[?]'.
[Ref: 51566]   £300.00  
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Veduta dell' Interno dell'Araco du Giano.
Veduta dell' Interno dell'Araco du Giano.
Rossini dis. e inc.
Roma 1820.
Etching. 475 x 375mm (18¾ x 14¾"), with large margins, uncut.
A view from under the so-called Arch of Janus, the only quadrifrons triumphal arch remaining in Rome, at the edge of the Forum Boarium (cattle market). The church is the seventh century San Giorgio in Velabro, founded on the spot that Romulus and Remus were found by the she-wolf.
The first state, before the plate number, issued unbound. From an early 19th century folder titled 'Roman Engravings. The Property of Major E.G.G. Rugdon[?]'.
[Ref: 51531]   £400.00  
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[Arch of Janus] Veduta di Fianco dell'Arco di Giano.
[Arch of Janus] Veduta di Fianco dell'Arco di Giano.
Rossini dis. e inc.
Roma 1820.
Etching. 455 x 365mm (18 x 14½"), with large margins, uncut.
The so-called Arch of Janus, the only quadrifrons triumphal arch remaining in Rome, at the edge of the Forum Boarium (cattle market). During the Middle Ages the Frangipane family transformed the building into a fortress, ensuing the building remained intact. However in 1830 the attic and top (as shown here) were torn down in the mistaken belief they were later additions. To the left are the Arcus Argentariorum (Arch of the Moneychangers), and the seventh century church of San Giorgio al Velabro.
The first state, before the plate number, issued unbound. From an early 19th century folder titled 'Roman Engravings. The Property of Major E.G.G. Rugdon[?]'.
[Ref: 51533]   £600.00  
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Veduta del Prospetto dell Arco di Giano.
Veduta del Prospetto dell Arco di Giano.
Rossini dis. e inc.
Roma 1820.
Etching. 540 x 390mm (23¾ x 15¼"), with large margins, uncut.
The so-called Arch of Janus, the only quadrifrons triumphal arch remaining in Rome, at the edge of the Forum Boarium (cattle market). During the Middle Ages the Frangipane family transformed the building into a fortress, ensuing the building remained intact. However in 1830 the attic and top (as shown here) were torn down in the mistaken belief they were later additions.
The first state, before the plate number, issued unbound. From an early 19th century folder titled 'Roman Engravings. The Property of Major E.G.G. Rugdon[?]'.
[Ref: 51530]   £400.00  
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[Arch of Septimius Severus] Veduta dell' Arco di Settimio.
[Arch of Septimius Severus] Veduta dell' Arco di Settimio.
Rossini dis. e inc.
Roma 1820.
Etching. 370 x 570mm (14½ x 22½"), with very large, uncut margins.
A view of the Arch of Septimius Severus from the Forum, with the steps of the Capitoline Hill in the background. It is shown before the original street level was excavated by Carlo Fea in 1803, removing sediement washed into the Forum by floodwater.
The first state, before the plate number, issued unbound. From an early 19th century folder titled 'Roman Engravings. The Property of Major E.G.G. Rugdon[?]'.
[Ref: 51485]   £750.00  
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[Arcus Argentariorum] Veduta dell'Arco di Settimio Severo nel Foro Boario.
[Arcus Argentariorum] Veduta dell'Arco di Settimio Severo nel Foro Boario.
Rossini dis. e inc.
Roma 1821.
Etching. 405 x 485mm (15¾ x 19"), with large margins, uncut.
A view of the Arcus Argentariorum (Arch of the Moneychangers), a small arch in the Forum Boarium (the cattle Market). According to the inscription it was commissioned by the local money-changers and merchants in honour of emperor Septimus Severus and his family. It is now joined to the western wall of the seventh century church of San Giorgio al Velabro. This plate has one of the more dramatic scenes drawn by Bartolomeo Pinelli to add life to Rossini's architecture, a knife-fight.
The first state, before the plate number, issued unbound. From an early 19th century folder titled 'Roman Engravings. The Property of Major E.G.G. Rugdon[?]'.
[Ref: 51564]   £600.00  
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[Arcus Neroniani.] Veduta dei Grandi Avanzi degli Aquedotti di Nerone _ vicino a Porte S. Giovanni.
[Arcus Neroniani.] Veduta dei Grandi Avanzi degli Aquedotti di Nerone _ vicino a Porte S. Giovanni.
Rossini dis. e inc.
Roma 1823.
Etching. 435 x 540mm (17 x 21¼"), with large margins, uncut.
The Arcus Neroniani, an extension of the Acqua Claudia built by Nero to supply water to the Caelian Hill.
The first state, before the plate number, issued unbound. From an early 19th century folder titled 'Roman Engravings. The Property of Major E.G.G. Rugdon[?]'.
[Ref: 51545]   £400.00  
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