City Views, Italy, Rome, Fountains, Fountains of Rome, Tiburtina
"Fontana e Prospetto Di Roma Antica con L'Isola Tibertina Dal Lato Sinistro Del Vialone Delle Fontanelle"
Fountains of Rome
Copper etchings designed and engraved by Gio. Francesco Venturini from:
"Le Fontane Ne' Palazzi e Ne' Giardini di Roma,
con li Loro Prospetti et Ornamenti".
by Giovanni Battista Falda, 1691
This eye-catching print is in very good condition except for a tiny piece missing in the low left corner.
Image without title: 20 x 34.5 cm (7.8 x 13.5")
Original antique print
Looking at these pages of elegant fountains gives us the feeling of an enviable life-style in and around Rome. There is no other place on earth where the opulence of garden architecture becomes more apparent. A deep longing for Mediterranean class and beauty fills our hearts and makes us wish to be there. For those of us who are - unhappily - not citizens of the eternal city this glimpse provides some consolation. At least we may surround ourselves with these prints by using them for decoration of our homes, a veritable joy!
Most of these prints bear a desirable patina of age. There is some miniscule, totally undisturbing spotting, browning along margin edges and a curious worm, who has visited the plates, has been so kind as to drill his path only in the lower margin, far away from platemark and image. Otherwise the condition is very good.
Capitoline Wolf of Rome (Italian: Lupa Capitolina) with Romulus and Remus
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