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Mario and Antonio Asprucci architectural drawings relating to the Villa Borghese in Rome and other Borghese commissions, 1786-early 1800s

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Asprucci (Mario and Antonio) architectural drawings relating to the Villa Borghese in Rome and other Borghese commissions
Series I. Architectural drawings
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1** 2021.M.12.1 Asprucci, Mario. Design for the Temple of Aesculapius, Villa Pinciana: Side and Rear View, 1786
1 architectural drawing : pen and brown ink and watercolor ; sheet 29.2 × 43.1 cm. Inscribed at center in graphite: Mario Asprucci Arch. / Villa Borghese / Giardino del Lago. At lower left: collector's stamp AM.
1** 2021.M.12.2 Asprucci, Mario. Design for a Round Temple, Villa Pinciana: Plan and Elevation
1 architectural drawing : graphite, pen and black ink, with gray, pink and blue washes ; sheet 28.4 x 43.7 cm.
1** 2021.M.12.3 Recto: Design for the Acqua Felice, Villa Pinciana; Verso: Asprucci, Mario. Design for the Acqua Felice, Villa Pinciana
Recto: 1 architectural drawing : pen and brown ink, brown wash, and graphite ; sheet 28.5 x 41.5 cm. Possible attribution to Mario Asprucci (?). At lower left: collector's stamp AM. Verso: 1 architectural drawing : graphite ; sheet 28.5 x 41.5 cm. Inscribed at upper right: Mario Asprucci Arch. / Villa Borghese / Opposite the Giardino del Lago. At lower left: collector's stamp AM.
1** 2021.M.12.4 View of the Acqua Felice, Villa Pinciana
1 architectural drawing : graphite ; sheet 37 x 29 cm. Unidentified attribution. Inscribed in the drawing: Ne Quem Mitissimus Amnis Jmpediat. Inscribed at lower center: in Villa Borghese. At lower left: collector's stamp AM.
1** 2021.M.12.5 Asprucci, Mario. Studies for a Fence for the Giardino del Lago, Villa Pinciana
1 architectural drawing : pen and brown ink ; sheet 38.3 x 33.2 cm. Inscribed at center in graphite: Mario Asprucci Arch. / Villa Borghese / Giardino del Lago. At lower left: collector's stamp AM. Drawing by or after Mario Asprucci.
1** 2021.M.12.6 Design for the Placement of a Statue of Septimius Severus in the Giardino del Lago, Villa Pinciana
1 architectural drawing : graphite, pen and black ink ; sheet 27.5 x 37.4 cm. Possible attribution to Mario Asprucci. At lower left: collector's stamp AM.
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2** 2021.M.12.7 Asprucci Workshop. Designs for a Fountain with Palemon and a Dolphin, Casino dei giochi d'acqua, Aranceria, Villa Pinciana
1 architectural drawing : graphite, pen and black ink, and wash ; sheet 34.9 x 25.7 cm. At lower left: collector's stamp AM.
2** 2021.M.12.8 Asprucci Workshop. Designs for a Fountain with Palemon and a Dolphin, Casino dei giochi d'acqua, Aranceria, Villa Pinciana
1 architectural drawing : graphite and wash ; sheet 25.7 x 38.4 cm. At lower left: collector's stamp AM.
2** 2021.M.12.9 Asprucci Workshop. Designs for a Fountain, Casino dei giochi d'acqua, Aranceria, Villa Pinciana
1 architectural drawing : pen and black ink, wash, and graphite ; sheet 25.7 x 39 cm. Inscribed in graphite at lower right: (...) in Museum. At lower left: collector's stamp AM.
2** 2021.M.12.10 Asprucci Workshop. Designs for a Fountain, Casino dei giochi d'acqua, Aranceria, Villa Pinciana
1 architectural drawing : graphite, pen and ink, and wash ; sheet 25.8 x 38.5 cm
2** 2021.M.12.11 Christopher Unterperger Workshop. Design for a Ruined Temple, Villa Pinciana
1 architectural drawing : graphite ; sheet 31.2 x 46.5 cm. At lower left: collector's stamp AM.
2** 2021.M.12.12 Asprucci, Mario. Design for a Pavilion for Hercules, Telephus and Deer, and for the Reclining Silenus, Villa Pinciana
1 architectural drawing : graphite ; sheet 43.4 x 29.5 cm. At lower left: collector's stamp AM. Drawing possibly executed in collaboration with Ennio Quirino Visconti (?).
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3** 2021.M.12.13 Designs for the Layout of the External Spaces in Front of the Rear Façade of the Casino della Cappella, Villa Pinciana
1 architectural drawing : graphite, pen and gray ink, and gray and pink washes ; sheet 37.4 x 59.1 cm. Possible attribution of drawing to Mario Asprucci.
3** 2021.M.12.14 Asprucci Workshop. Design for a Fountain with a Statue of Hecate Triformis: Elevation and Plan
1 architectural drawing : graphite and gray and blue washes ; sheet 26.9 x 38 cm
3** 2021.M.12.15 Design for a Fountain with a Faun Playing the Scabellum and Four Egyptian Lions, Villa Pinciana
1 architectural drawing : pen and black ink and watercolor ; sheet 27.2 x 44.9 cm. Inscribed in graphite at lower center: This fountain was behind the Gallery. The statue was sold to the Boncompagni. At lower left: collector's stamp AM. Drawing possibly executed by Mario Asprucci (?).
3** 2021.M.12.16 Asprucci, Mario. Project for the new Museo Gabino: Elevation, 1792
1 architectural drawing : graphite ; sheet 30.3 x 43.5 cm. Inscribed: Monumenta E. Municipi Ruderibus Lacum Adspectantibus In Fundo Suo Tablino. A Fundamentis Extructo Marcus. Antonius. Burghesius Musis Et Artibus Dal. Ci I cc LXXXXii.
3** 2021.M.12.17 Recto: Asprucci, Mario. Studies for the Propylaea, Villa Pinciana; Verso: Asprucci, Mario. Study after Giovanni Battista Piranesi of an Antique Sepulcher on the Road to Tivoli
Recto: 1 architectural drawing : graphite ; sheet 28.4 x 41.6 cm. Inscribed at lower right: First idea for the gate at Muro Torto. At lower left: collector's stamp AM. Verso: 1 architectural drawing : graphite ; 28.4 x 41.6 cm. At lower left: collector's stamp AM. Related work: G.B. Piranesi, Veduta di un sepolcro antico ... per la strada di Tivoli (G.B. Piranesi, Le antichità romane, t.II, tav. XXXIX).
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4** 2021.M.12.18 Variations on Mario Asprucci's Designs for the Propylaea: Side Elevation, Central Front, Plan
1 architectural drawing : pen and black ink, wash, and graphite marks ; sheet 65.5 x 46 cm. The drawing is possibly attributed to an architect or draftsman working in the circle of Mario Asprucci.
4** 2021.M.12.19 Idea per un ingresso di un grande giardino: aspetto laterale interno, aspetto esterno, pianta
1 architectural drawing : pen and black ink and wash ; sheet 65 x 49 cm. Inscriptions: Idea per un ingresso di un grande giardino / Aspetto laterale interno / Aspetto esterno / Pianta / A. Grande ingresso. B. Ingressi particolari per i pedoni. C. Camere per i custodi. D. Portici per trattenimento delle vetture. In the center two scales in Parisian feet. The drawing is possibly attributed to an architect or draftsman working in the circle of Mario Asprucci.
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5** 2021.M.12.20 Asprucci, Mario. Design for a Horse Farm: Elevation
1 architectural drawing : graphite, pen and ink, and brown watercolor ; sheet 32.3 x 45.1 cm. Inscribed at lower left and center: Asprucci.
5** 2021.M.12.21 Asprucci, Mario. Design for a Dairy Farm: Elevation
1 architectural drawing : graphite ; sheet 23.7 x 32.5 cm.
5** 2021.M.12.22 Recto: Asprucci, Mario. Fountain with Nymphaeum: Section; Verso: Asprucci, Mario. Fountain with Nymphaeum: Façade
Recto: 1 architectural drawing : graphite, pen and ink, and gray wash ; sheet 37.8 x 64.1 cm. Inscribed at center: Asprucci. Verso: 1 architectural drawing : graphite ; sheet 37.8 x 64.1 cm.
5** 2021.M.12.23 Recto: Asprucci Workshop. Design for a Garden Exedra; Verso: Asprucci Workshop. Schematic Plan of the Enclosure in Front of the Casino Nobile
Recto: 1 architectural drawing : graphite and gray wash ; sheet 22.6 x 35.3 cm. Inscribed at lower left: Asprucci. Verso: 1 architectural drawing : graphite ; sheet 22.6 x 35.3 cm.
5** 2021.M.12.24 Asprucci, Mario. Design for a Rotunda all'anticà
1 architectural drawing : graphite, pen and black ink, and wash ; sheet 46.2 x 37 cm. At lower left: collector's stamp AM.
5** 2021.M.12.25 Asprucci, Mario. Design for a Pavilion Suggestive of an Ancient Roman Dwelling: Section
1 architectural drawing : graphite, pen and black ink ; sheet 20 x 57 cm. At lower left: collector's stamp AM.
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6** 2021.M.12.26 Asprucci, Antonio. Design for a Loggia on Pillars and Columns: Section and Side Elevation
1 architectural drawing : graphite, pen and black ink, and pink, brown and gray washes ; sheet 24.2 x 45.7 cm
6** 2021.M.12.27 Design for a Loggia on Tuscan Pillars and Columns,
1 architectural drawing : pen and black ink, wash, and graphite ; sheet 33.4 x 41.7 cm. At lower left: collector's stamp AM.
6** 2021.M.12.28 Asprucci, Antonio. Design for a Mantelpiece
1 architectural drawing : graphite, pen and black ink, and wash ; sheet 37.6 x 26.4 cm. Includes a scale in palmi (Roman).
6** 2021.M.12.29 Asprucci, Antonio. Design for a Mantelpiece
1 architectural drawing : graphite ; sheet 28.7 x 43.5 cm. At lower left: collector's stamp AM. On verso: drawing of a fireplace.
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7** 2021.M.12.30 Asprucci Workshop. Two Designs for a Monumental Entrance
1 architectural drawing : graphite, pen and brown ink, and gray wash ; sheet 48.1 x 26 cm
7** 2021.M.12.31 Asprucci Workshop. Design for a Gate between Supporting Pillars and Retaining Walls: Elevation and Plan
1 architectural drawing : graphite, pen and ink, and gray wash ; sheet 38.9 x 25.6 cm. Inscribed at lower left: Asprucci. At lower right: collector's stamp AM.
7** 2021.M.12.32 Asprucci Workshop. Design for a Gate between Supporting Pillars and Retaining Walls: Elevation and Plan
1 architectural drawing : graphite, pen and brown ink, and brown wash ; sheet 38.6 x 25.5 cm. Inscribed at lower left: Asprucci. At lower right: collector's stamp AM.
7** 2021.M.12.33 Piante del granaro (Survey of the Borghese Granary at Pratica di Mare: Plans and Section)
1 architectural drawing : pen and brown ink and watercolor ; sheet 46.1 x 32 cm. Attribution of the drawing unidentified. Inscribed at top center: Piante del Granaro acquistato dal Sig.re D.Marco Antonio Borghese nella Terra di Pratica di Casa Sacchetti. Inscribed in the drawing: Pianta Superiore - Piano Terreno. Inscribed at lower center: Faccciata verso strada / Scala di P.mi cento romani.
7** 2021.M.12.34 Asprucci Workshop. Design for a Fountain in the City
1 architectural drawing : black wash and graphite ; sheet 22.3 x 37.1 cm. Inscribed at lower right in graphite: 1786 Mario Asprucci. At upper left: collector's stamp AM.
7** 2021.M.12.35 Recto: One of the Aedicules in the Egyptian Room, Casino Nobile; Verso: Design for an Altar or Doorway: Elevation
Recto: 1 architectural drawing : graphite and pen and brown ink ; sheet 37 x 25.8 cm. Possible attribution of drawing to Mario Asprucci. At lower left: collector's stamp AM. Verso: 1 architectural drawing : graphite ; sheet 37 x 25.8 cm. At lower left: collector's stamp AM.
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8** 2021.M.12.36 Asprucci, Antonio. Design for a New Layout of the Ground Floor of a Building
1 architectural drawing : graphite ; sheet 38 x 61 cm. Inscribed at center: mezzo de portico. At lower left: collector's stamp AM.
8** 2021.M.12.37 Design for a Room Overlooking a Balcony
1 architectural drawing : graphite and pen and black ink ; sheet 26.6 x 38.4 cm. At lower left: collector's stamp AM. Attribution of the drawing is unidentified.
8** 2021.M.12.38 Elevation of the Side of a Building with Two Turrets and Large Windows
1 architectural drawing : graphite ; sheet 26 x 37.5 cm. At lower left: collector's stamp AM. Attribution of the drawing is unidentified. The design is possibly for a greenhouse.
8** 2021.M.12.39 Coro per i canonici (Design for the Choir-Stalls of a Church)
1 architectural drawing : graphite ; sheet 37.6 x 24 cm. Attribution of drawing is unidentified. Inscribed at lower center: Coro per i Canonici. At lower left: collector's stamp AM.
8** 2021.M.12.40 Design for a Tomb Chapel: Section
1 architectural drawing : graphite ; sheet 40.5 x 61.3 cm. Inscribed at lower center: Asprucci. At lower left: collector's stamp AM. Pasquali dates the drawing from after the death of Mario Asprucci in 1804, concluding that the attribution on the sheet is erroneous and suggests a possible attribution to Luigi Canina (1795-1856), architect of the Borghese from 1818. See Pasquali, page 98.
8** 2021.M.12.41 Designs for a Large U-shaped Building: Studies for the Elevation
1 architectural drawing : graphite ; sheet 19.4 x 37.6 cm. Attribution of drawing is unidentified. At lower left: collector's stamp AM.


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