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Porto Flaminia (Porto del Popolo) Aurelian Walls gate

Porto Flaminia (Porto del Popolo) Aurelian Walls gate

by Vignola, Giacomo Barozzi da

Small antique print of grand entrance classical architecture. Previously called Porto Flaminia, it is now known as Porto del Popolo (the people's gate), an important gate of the Aurelian Walls in Rome at the church of Santa Maria del Popolo. 

Original copperplate engraving circa 1764 for Canon of the Five Orders of Architecture according to Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507-1573). First published in Italy in 1562, Vignola's Rules of Architecture set down his practical system for constructing columns in the style of five classical orders (Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Tuscan and Composite). Vignola based his work on that of 1st century BC engineer and architect, Vetruvius, and utilized proportions that Vignola derived from his own measurements of Roman monuments. Barozzi's influential work was published in a number of languages for over 300 years.

Size of engraving: 6.5 x 5 inches or 16 x 13cm. Fine later hand-colour. This little engraving is mounted between antique-white ragmat conservation board, and covered with cellophan for protection until framed. External measurement for framing is 27 x 22cm (10 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches).

Stock Number: apGBDV48Price: $100.00

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