Etched and engraved classical view of the arched viaduct by the Temple of Ercole at Tivoli, inscribed Rome 1824 by Luigi Rossini. Ebonised and gilt moulded frame.
Height 29” (74cm) Width 35” (89cm)
Stock No. 8890
SALE PRICE: £680
Luigi Rossini (1790 – 1857) was an Italian artist best known for his etchings of ancient Rome. Born in Ravena, he studied in the Academy of Bologna, graduating in 1813 as an architect and artist. Inspired by his predecessor, Giovani Battista Piranesi, he meticulously copied extant Roman architecture and excavations in Rome along with their pastoral surroundings, faithfully reproducing every detail of these important buildings, many of which have been subsequently destroyed. Overall, Rossini was to publish over 1000 large folio plates in several volumes between the years 1814 and 1829 and his work has influenced architects, artists, designers and writers ever since. His etchings and prints were also favoured as Grand Tour souvenirs in the first half of the 19th century. With his innate eye for detail and ability to present light and texture, his work presents an expressiveness and warmth that captures the essence of ancient antiquity and 19th century Rome.