Veduta della Fontana del Bicchierone sopra il Vialonedelle Fontanelle
Copper etching by Francesco Venturini after his owndesign. Very nice modern hand coloring in original style.
Several repaired worm holes in lower margin and in title case.
22.5 x 33.7cm (8.9 x 13,3")
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, 1691Looking 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. The few exceptions will be mentioned, as will be any other minor damage. Otherwise the condition of these prints is VERY GOOD.
Page size: 26.8 x 41.4 cm (11.3 x 16.3 ")Plate size (includes title) given below each image.