City Views, Italy, Rome, Fountains, Fountains of Rome, Fontana a Ponte sisto
"Fontana a Ponte sisto in Capo Strada Giulia
nel Rione della Regola Architettura del Cau. Domenico Fontana"
3 tiny repaired worm holes on lower margin edge. Small repair in lower right corner.
Image without title: 19,5 x 28,5 cm (7.6 x 11.2")
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
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.
per one of our twitter friends:
"That's the fountain that once decorated the Ponte Sisto end of the via Giulia. It was a wall fountain. When the building was demolished to build the lungotevere, it was put into storage and later rebuilt in a more monumental form as a free-standing fountain in piazza Trilussa."
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