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Italian Palazzo rear architectural elevation. Fine Falda etching-engraving c1655

Italian Palazzo rear architectural elevation. Fine Falda etching-engraving c1655

by Falda, Battista

17th century Falda architectural engraving of Rome Palazzo.

Altra veduta di dietro del Palazzo del S. Marchese Silvestri incontro l'oratorio di S. Lorenzo in Damaso nel Rione di Parione. Architet di Baldassar da Siena, in a parish in central Rome. Around 1200 the area was called the parish of San Lorenzo in Damaso. As the population grew and urbanization increased, around 1500 most of the commercial business moved from Campo de' Fiori to Piazza Navona which was wider. During 15th-16th centuries, several artists were commissioned to restyle the front of the greatest buildlings, and from 1574 to 1674 the buildings of Piazza Navona vastly changed in line with the new Renaissance style, under the influence of Bernini, Borromini and Bramante. 

Original copperplate engraving by topographical and architectural draughtsman and engraver, Giovanni Battista Falda (1643-1678), who was born in Valduggia but was sent to Rome to work in the studio of the great sculptor, artist and architect, Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680). Printed and published in Rome circa 1655 by architectural engraver, illustrator and printer, Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi (1627-1691). This fine engraving is from a series of classical designs used in actual contruction. Many buildings did not survive and there have been considerable renovations and adaptation of others for alternate use. 

This is a superb example of Falda's distinctive architectural style of etching-engraving.

Page size is 36 x 47cm (14 x 18.5 inches). To intaglio impression around plate measures 20 x 38cm (8 x 15 inches).

Stock Number: apFalda35-6Price: $300.00