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Antique Print-ROME-PIAZZA DEL' POPOLO-OBELISK RAMESSES-CHURCH-Falda-Rossi-1665
- Piazza del' Popolo Abbellita da N.S.Papa Alesandro VII (transl: The Piazza del Popolo, embellished by Pope Alessandro VII). It also shows: Porta del Popolo, Obelisk of Ramesses II and the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo. Original etching and engraving on a verge type hand laid paper. Description: This scarse print / plate originates from: 'Vedute delle Fabriche, Piazze et Strade fatte fare nuovamte. in Roma dalla . . . Alessandro VII.', published by Giovanni Giacomo Rossi, Rome, 1665.Artists and Engravers: Publisher: Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi (1627 - 1691) was an Italian printer and publisher active in 17th century Rome, founded by his father Giuseppe de Rossi (1570-1639), in 1633. By the mid 17th century the Rossi firm was considered the most active and important press in Rome. Their corpus of published prints include the work of Gimbattista Piranesi (1720-1778), Benedetto Castiglione (1609-1665), Pietro Testa (1612-1650) and Giovan Francesco Grimaldi (1606-1680). The Rossi firm was renamed Calcografia Camerale in 1738. In 1870 the Calcografia Camerale was again renamed Tegia Calcografica which it remained until 1945. Today the Rossi press is known as the Calcografia Nazionale and is a free museum located at 6 Via della Stamperia, Rome. The print and printing plate collections of the Calcografia Nazionale are among the largest and most important in the world. Engraver: Giovanni Battista Falda (1648-1678), was an architect, draftsman and engraver. He is known for his views of Rome, made from an architectural point of view. By inserting scenes of urban activity he succeeded to transform the perspective view in a lively picture of Rome. His work was very popular by the visitor's of Rome in those days. Condition: Excellent, given age. Some general age-related toning and staining, and light thumbing, occasional foxing. Tiny stains in the image. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: A244-03 The overall size is ca. 15 x 9.1 inch. The image size is ca. 11.4 x 6.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 38 x 23 cm. The image size is ca. 29 x 17 cm.
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