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Thursday, 5 September 2019

Luigi Rossini's etching, “View of the Pantheon Interior”, 1823


Luigi Rossini (17901857)

“View of the Pantheon Interior” (aka “Veduta dell’ Interno del Panteon di Marco Agrippa”) 1823, plate 10 from the series of 101 engravings, “Le Antichità romane ossia raccolta delle più interessanti vedute di Roma antica" (Buildings and Ruins in Rome and Vicinity), published in two volumes in Rome in 1823 and later in 1829 (see Bonhams Auction [Lot 66, 19 Mar 2014]: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21761/lot/66/).

Note: Rossini executed two views of the Pantheon. The Christchurch Art Gallery holds a copy of the exterior view, “Veduta del Pantheon di Agrippa, oggi Chiesa di S. Maria ad Martyres”: https://christchurchartgallery.org.nz/collection/98-83/luigi-rossini/veduta-del-pantheon-di-agrippa-oggi-chiesa-di-s-ma

Etching on wove paper backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 53.3 x 63.5 cm; (plate) 51.5 x 59 cm; (image borderline) 49.9 x 58 cm.
Inscribed on plate below the image borderline: (left) “Rossini dis. e. inc.”; (centre) “Veduta dell' Interno del Panteon di Marco Agrippa”; (right) “T10 Roma 1823.”

Condition: richly inked, superb impression with small margins, laid upon an archival support of (millennium quality) washi paper. The sheet has small restored tears along the edges and the upper left corner margin is replenished, beyond these addressed issues the sheet is in very good condition for its age (i.e. there are no holes, folds, significant stains or foxing).

I am selling this huge etching of arguably the best preserved of all Roman buildings and burial site of the painters, Raphael and Annibale Carracci, for a total cost of AU$756 (currently US$515.48/EUR467.33/GBP421.14 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this spectacularly large and rare print—it is not in the collection of the British Museum or the Rijksmuseum (or any of the other major institutions that I searched)—please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.


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