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Rossini Views of Rome from c1820. Colosseum print

Rossini Views of Rome from c1820. Colosseum print

by Rossini, Luigi

COLOSSEUM (Flavian Amphitheatre), probably Rome’s best known structure.

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 between 1748 and 1778.

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

Stock Number: HE134Price: $22.00

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