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Trajan's Column, Rome. Bartoli Pl.95 Antique Print c1673

Trajan's Column, Rome. Bartoli Pl.95 Antique Print c1673

by Bartoli, Pietro Santi

Trajan Column copperplate engraving 95, c1673 by Bartoli. One of the greatest relief sculptures ever carved, narrating the victorious campaigns against the Dacians who were defeated in 104AD by Emperor Marcus Ulpius Trajanus (52-117AD), who became Emperor in 98AD. On top, a statue of St Peter replaces the statue of the emperor, destroyed in the middle-ages.

Original (hand-coloured) copperplate engraving circa 1673, by Roman artist-engraver Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635-1700), who studied painting in Paris with eminent artists Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665) and Pierre Lemaire (1612-1688). Bartoli aspired to the essence of Raphael’s superb classical frescoes at the Vatican.

Later hand-colour. Size of each thick sheet of hand-laid paper: 255 x 430mm (10 x 17 inches)

Stock Number: apC.BT95Price: $385.00

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