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Half-Price Heritage Editions Roman Architecture prints x 2.

Half-Price Heritage Editions Roman Architecture prints x 2.

by Rossini, Luigi

Ancient Temple of Saturn at the Roman Forum (previously, the Temple of Concordia), and the Roman Colosseum, black and white architectural prints.

Two reproduction prints from etchings drawn “from nature” & incised on a copperplate by Luigi Rossini (1790-1857). 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). When he was 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 was also influenced by 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 1748-78.

These two Heritage Editions prints were reproduced for the etchings by Rossini that were published between 1819 and 1823 for his own very fine views of Roman antiquities Le Antichita Romane.

Approximate sizes: Image 410 x 505mm (approx.16 x 20 inches). Paper 435 x 535mm (17 x 21 inches).

Stock Number: HE133-134Price: $24.00