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Colosseum hand-coloured reproduction print from Views of Rome

Colosseum hand-coloured reproduction print from Views of Rome

by Rossini, Luigi

Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheatre. Famous Rome antiquity. This print has been finely hand-tinted with watercolour.

Reproduction from an etching drawn “from nature” & incised on a copperplate by Luigi Rossini (1790-1857) for Le Antichita Romane by Rossini, published in Rome between 1819 and 1823.

Rossini was born in Ravenna, studied art in Bologna with Antonio Giuseppi Basoli (1744-1843), & attended lectures in architecture (which improved his skill as an artist). At 23, he was awarded a prize to study in Rome, where he worked with one of the finest sculptors, Venetian, Antonio Canova (1757-1822). Rossini was greatly influenced by his surroundings in Rome, and the etchings of Roman archaeological antiquities circa 1756 by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) for Piranesi’s grand Le Vedute di Roma (Views of Rome) published circa 1748-1778.

Image 410 x 555mm (approx.16 x 22 inches). Paper size 430 x 585mm (17 x 23 inches).

Stock Number: HE134cPrice: $60.00

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