Landscapes, City Views, Italy, Rome, Fountains, Bernini, Duca Mattei all Nauicella
Fontana del Tritone a Capo il Viale delle Fontanelle nel Giardino
del signor Duca Mattei all Nauicella. Architettura del Cavalier Gio. Lorenzo Bernini.
Copper etching by Francesco Venturini after his own design. Very nice modern hand coloring in original style.
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
Some of the Prnts are from a later edition.
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!
Original antique print
Some insignificant foxing along edges. Lower marginhas three worm holes away from image.
20.7 x 28.8 cm (8.1 x 11.3") interior design, wall decoration, ideas, idea, gift ideas, present, vintage, charming, special, decoration, home interior, living room design