Italy: "A View of Rome From the Monte Mario"
"A View of Rome From the Monte Mario"
Aquatinta by Matthew Dubourg (1786-1838)
After the drawing by J. J. Middleton
Published in: "Grecian Remains in Italy, a description of Cyclopean Walls , and of Roman Antiquities with Topographical and Picturesque Views of Ancient Latium"
By Edward Orme
One of altogether 4 originally hand-colored views
The "Eternal City" - Rome - in the distance, seen from Monte Mario, located in the N.W. of Rome.
Below the image, in the margin, we find a few of the most famous and most prominent buildings named. The panoramic view begins on the left with a loop of the river Tiber and Villa Borghese and sweeps all over the city to St. Peter in the Vatican.
Finely executed aquatinta in large folio size. Left and right of centerfold a strip of darkening. Margins left and right are narrow. Margins are have pleasant age toning. Some traces of age and use in margins. Nice original hand coloring.
Image: ca. 39 x 64 (ça. 15.4 x 25.2")
Sheet: 47.3 x 65.5"