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ROSSINI, Luigi.

Le Antichità Romane, ossia raccolta delle piu interessanti vedute di Roma antica [WITH]

Le Antichita dei contorni di Roma.

Stock Code
90176
Rome, For the Author [and] Vincenzo Poggioli, 1819
£47,500

An excellent set of this outstanding collection of views of Roman antiquities by the famous engraver Luigi Rossini.

'The mantle of Piranesi fell on Luigi Rossini ... His plates have strength, especially in dealing with masses of dark masonry' (A.M. Hind, A History of Engraving & Etching, p.232).

Rossini (1790-1857) trained as an architect in Bologna but after moving to Rome in 1814, his financial situation deteriorated and he was forced to change career and become a professional artist and etcher. His depictions of the monumental aspect of the architecture of Rome, its bridges, pillars, arches and vaults, often overgrown, show echoes of his illustrious predecessor Piranesi.

Le Antichità Romane was produced in collaboration with Bartolomeo Pinelli, who supplied the costumed figures which enliven Rossini's architectonic and archaeological views, and seems to have been first issued in 1823 as titled below the frontispiece ('Frontespizio delle Antichita Romane. Divise in cento Tavole'). It

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Description

Two volumes. Landscape folio (54 by 74cm). I. 101 plates by and after Rossini, without letterpress title; II. letterpress title, preface, table of contents, 73 engraved plates; plates bright and clean. Uniform contemporary half vellum gilt, blue marbled boards, spine in six compartments with raised bands, morocco lettering piece, gilt. A fine set.

Bibliography

Millard, Italian, 116; Berlin Cat. 1917; RIBA, Early printed books, 2847

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