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Vasi, Giuseppe
PROSPETTO D[ELL] ALMA CITTA' DI ROMA VISTO DAL MONTE GIANICOLO F. SOTTO GLI AUSPICI DELLA SAC MAJESTA' CATTOL DI CARLO III RE DELLE SPAGNE PIO GIUSPROSPETTO D[ELL] ALMA CITTA' DI ROMA VISTO DAL MONTE GIANICOLO F. SOTTO GLI AUSPICI DELLA SAC MAJESTA' CATTO
Rome, c.1765. Paper browned, creases, folds and minor losses, also to margins, minor tears, some staining and spotting, some joints with grayish discolourations or stains, but generally very good.. , Views Europe Italy; VASI'S MAGNIFICENT PANORAMA OF ROME, produced in the course of the 1750s and 1760s with the assistance of Piranesi and others. 'With this splendid panoramic view of Rome, it is possible truly to have a precise idea of the city in the 18th century' (Frutaz). It was later reissued in Milan in 1829 on 18 sheets. Frutaz, Le Piante di Roma I, CLXXI.With large title cartouche and a large coat-of-arms of king Charles III of Spain in the middle, descriptive text to lower part. This work shows a panoramic view of Rome looking northeast and it extends from St. Peter's Basilica (left) to the Fonte dell'Acqua Paola (right). Vasi also portrays himself in the near left foreground. At the very bottom of the panels, he lists 390 sites and monuments using the same numbering system as he used in his guidebook published.panorama of Rome was dedicated by Vasi, to Charles III of Spain, who had recently abdicated the Sicilian throne. After leaving Sicily Vasi settled in Rome, where he studied under Sebastiano Conca, Pier Leone Ghezzi and Filippo Juvarra and obtained the patronage of Cardinal Neri Corsini. Between 1747 and 1761, Vasi produced ten volumes of views of Rome entitled Delle Magnificenze di Roma antica .The prominent west-east axis in Vasi's panorama is defined first by the large achievement in the lower-middle foreground; then the extensive gardens and princely pala … [Click Below for Full Description]
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