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[The Temple of Venus and Roma, Rome]
[The Temple of Venus and Roma, Rome] Veduta degli avanzi di due Triclini che appartenevano alla Casa aurea di Nerone [...]
G.B. Piranesi Archi. incise
Presso l'autore a Strada Felice nel Palazzo Tomati vicino alla Trinita de Monti. A paoli due e mezzo [c.1759]
Etching, platemark 440 x 690mm (17¼ x 27") with very large margins and an 18th century watermark.
The Temple of Venus and Roma, near the Colosseum in Rome. Lifetime impression of the etching by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78), architect and printmaker whose views of Rome have been immensely influential in contributing to the understanding of eighteenth century Rome. Piranesi's prints of 'Carceri' (prisons) have been at least as influential on subsequent artists for their gothic atmosphere. In the first state of the print the site was erroneously identified as the temple of Sol e Luna, hence the acknowledgement of the error in the text of this state ('presi erroneamente per i Templi del Sole, e della Luna').
Hind 50 iii/vi
[Ref: 47797]   £1,100.00  
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[via dell'Arc Settimo] Veduta del Clivo Capitolino, ove passavano I Carri dei Trionfatori.
[via dell'Arc Settimo] Veduta del Clivo Capitolino, ove passavano I Carri dei Trionfatori.
Rossini dis. e inc.
Roma 1822.
Etching. 545 x 395mm (21½ x 15½"), with large margins, uncut. Hole in bottom margin.
Although described by Rossini as being from the Clivus Capitolinus, this view is from the via dell'Arc Settimo, which ran between the Mamertine Prison and the Tabularum, the opposite site of the Capitoline. It looks down the slope of the Capitoline Hill, across the Forum past the Arch of Septimus Severus to the Colosseum.
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: 51527]   £750.00  
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Veduta di Villa Lodovisi.
Veduta di Villa Lodovisi.
Piranesi F.
[n.d. c.1745.]
Etching, with very large margins as normal. Partial watermark. Plate 121 x 197mm (4¾ x 7¾"). Folding as normal.
The seat of Boncompagni Lodovisi, Rome. From "Varie vedute di Roma antica e moderna".
[Ref: 30957]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Imaginary landscape with classical ruins]
[Imaginary landscape with classical ruins]
Mar. Ricci Pinx.t F. Vivares Sculp.t.
Printed & Sold by R. Wilkinson 58 Cornhill [c.1770]
Engraving with very fine hand-colouring, platemark 220 x 310mm (8½ x 12¼"), with very large margins. Eighteenth-century watermark.
[Ref: 45156]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Imaginary landscape with classical ruins] 4.
[Imaginary landscape with classical ruins] 4.
Marco Ricci pinxit Hen. & James Roberts Sculp [c.1770]
Engraving with very fine hand-colouring, platemark 250 x 360mm (9¾ x 14"), large margins.
[Ref: 45158]   £260.00  
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A View of Tivoli. From the Original Picture painted by Rosa di Tivoli,
A View of Tivoli. From the Original Picture painted by Rosa di Tivoli, In the Collection of John Hadleyt Esqr,,', to whom this plate is dedicated by his much Oblidge and most huble Servant. J. Boydell.
Rosa di Tivoli Pinxt, Will,,m Elliott Sculpt.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, by J.no Boydell Engraver, in Cheapside London: November 2d. 1765.
A very fine copper engraving. 605 x 405mm (24 x 16"), with large margins. Tear from the top edge, which has been repaired.
"The Most Capital Paintings in England" series of engravings in five volumes, late 1760s-1786, the first three (1769 to 1773) originally published under the title Sculptura Britannica. These were a critical and financial success for the publisher John Boydell who promoted the interests of both artists, engravers and Patrons establishing a tradition in Britain for collecting prints.
[Ref: 14393]   £380.00  
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The Great Cascade at Tivoli.
The Great Cascade at Tivoli.
Guernsey 826 [in ink.] John Tauderin Delt.
[Watermarked 1816.]
A very rare etching. Trimmed, 195 x 234mm (7¾ x 9¼").
Tivoli, and ancient Italian town in Lazio at the falls of the Aniene river.
[Ref: 16093]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sepulchre of the Plauzia Family and with the Lucano Bridge, near Tivoli]
[Sepulchre of the Plauzia Family and with the Lucano Bridge, near Tivoli] Sepolcro di Plautio.
M.A.T. Whitby. Litho. Newlands 1826.
Rare lithograph. 215 x 300mm (8½ x 11¾").
The ancient bridge, the Ponte Lucano, and circular tomb of the Plauzia family (constructed during the reign of Vespasian), near Tivoli. Probably seen by the printmaker, Mary Anne Theresa Whitby (1784-1850) when visiting Italy in the 1820s. Whitby inherited the country seat of Newlands, Hampshire in 1819, on the death of naval officer Sir William Cornwallis, and established a private press there to print lithographs by herself and others.
Ex: Collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 35689]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Uditore. Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol. Elet. di Sassonia.
Uditore. Nell Gabinetto di S.M. il Re di Pol. Elet. di Sassonia.
Eques: Pietro Leone Ghezzi delin. Matthaeus Oesterreich Sculps Dresde.
OM [overlapping monogram.]: Sc: 1750:
Fine etching. 305 x 205mm (12 x 8"), with large margins, 18th century watermark.
Number 4 from a series of plates of carictures of the Roman court and its foreign visitors; a rotund man, a magistrate, judge, auditor. 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: 23892]   £260.00  
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Via Appia Illustrata ab Urbe Roma ad Capuam...
Via Appia Illustrata ab Urbe Roma ad Capuam...
[by Carlo Labruzzi]
[Rome & London, n.d., c.1794.]
Oblong folio (510 x 700mm, 20 x 27½"), contemporary paper wrappers, fragment of original printed title-label preserved on upper cover; large etched title and eight plates only (of 24). Strong impressions with full margins. Water stain encroaching all leaves lower right, light soiling and spotting to plates, as usual. Wrappers and extremities somewhat tatty and chipped.
A collection of plates from the rare publication by watercolourist and printmaker Carlo Labruzzi (1748-1817), dedicated to antiquary Sir Richard Colt Hoare (1758 - 1838), who commissioned the project in 1789. Hoare invited Labruzzi to accompany him along the Appian Way, following the itinerary outlined by the Roman poet Horace in his description of a journey made to Brindisi in 38 BC. Labruzzi was to make drawings of the remains of the ancient tombs and villas along their route. In the event the enterprise was cut short by inclement weather and Labruzzi's ill health, but 226 pen-and-wash drawings were completed and bound into 5 volumes by Colt Hoare. A second set of drawings, which are less highly finished and perhaps served as preparatory studies, were kept by Labruzzi. Labruzzi did not provide a purely topographical record of the Classical remains but represented the overgrown ruins in a picturesque and idealized manner. The monuments are brought into closer proximity for compositional effect. Publication of the drawings was begun by Labruzzi, who engraved 24 of the plates himself. The BM holds some of Labruzzi's original studies. Views of architectural and sculptural antiquities on the Appian Way, one of the earliest Roman roads; each captioned in English and Italian. The Via Appia connected Rome to Brindisi, Apulia, in southeast Italy. The road is named after Appius Claudius Caecus, who completed the first section as a military road to the south in 312 BC during the Samnite Wars. Plates numbered lower right: herewith 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 & 12. Italian library blindstamps to all leaves lower right.
See BL 1899.g.32.
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Virtuosi di Camera.
Virtuosi di Camera. Di Sua Maesta il Re di Polonia Elettore di Sassonia Il Disegno si conserva nell Reggio Gabinetto.
Cavallie: P:L: Ghezzi delin: Matth: Oesterreich: Sculps Romae 1752.
OM [overlapping monogram.]: Sculpsit: Romae 1751: adi: 30: Martzo.
Etching. Plate 291 x 203mm. 11½ x 8". Trimmed close to the platemark, with slight stains.
Caricature of an unidentified man. Although closely related in style, no impression of this print can be found in any of the four albums kept in the department of prints by Oesterreicher after Ghezzi. 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 de vari disegni dell Cavalliero Pietro Leone Ghezzi...e di alcuni altri maestri incise in rame da Matteo Oesterreich' (Potsdam 1766).
[Ref: 23876]   £260.00  
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