19th Century Italian Neo Classical Veduta Generale del Monte Quirinale Engraving
Decorate an office or study with this antique black and white engraving. Hand colored in Italy circa 1760, the large monochromatic etching is set in a black and gilt frame with protective glass, and depicts the “Veduta Generale del Monte Quirinale” in Rome. The decorative wall decor is in excellent condition commensurate with age and use, and adorns wonderful details. Plate 15 from Le Antichita Romane, ossia Raccolta della piu interessanti Vedute di Roma Antica, depicting a general view of the Quirinal Hill, framed by the facade of the Palazzo Quirinale on the right and the colossal statues of the Horse Tamers on the left. In addition to these two monuments, the Vatican Basilica of St Peter and the Monte Mario, Rome’s highest hill, appear in the background and are labelled and described. Rossini’s plate provides an intermediate view of the development of the Quirinal Hill between the Vedute of Piranesi and the present day. Rossini’s view is almost exactly the same as that of Piranesi’s, but for the addition of the obelisk that was erected on the piazza in 1783-6. Measures: 37″ W x 27″ H.
|Dimensions||37" W x 1.25" D x 27" H|
|Place of Origin||
Early 19th Century