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Anna Laetitia Pecci-Blunt print collection of views of Rome, 1589-circa 1860

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Pecci-Blunt (Anna Laetitia) Print Collection of Views of Rome
Series I. General views of Rome, 1642-circa 1860, undated 8 prints
Series I includes panoramas with legends identifying important churches, hospitals, palazzi, sites and monuments. Most of the views are taken from the outskirts of Rome and they illustrate the contrast between populated, developed urban areas and the pastoral countryside.
Arrangement
Arrangement is by chronological order.
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6* 1 Silvestre, Israël, 1621-1691, etcher. Roma, 1642 1 print etching on four sheets ; plate mark 18.5 x 123.5 cm, on sheet 25.5 x 127.5 cm
Roma, 1642

The large panorama seen from a vantage point beyond the walls is after a drawing by L. de Lincler. The legend identifies 44 sites, including Piazza del Popolo, Villa Borghese, Villa Medici, SS. Trinità dei monti, Basilica Ss. Ambrogio e Carlo, Palazzo Barberini, Castel Sant'Angelo, S. Andrea della Valle, and the Basilica of St. Peter's. Ref.: Faucheux 28.
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1* 3 Barrière, Dominique, approximately 1618-1678, printmaker. Recens Urbis Romæ ex australi plaga prospectus anno Domini, 1649 1 print etching on two sheets ; plate mark 32.5 x 88.5 cm, on sheet 25.5 x 127.5 cm
Recens Urbis Romæ ex australi plaga prospectus anno Domini, 1649

The view is depicted from the north looking south, from a vantage point beyond the walls, spanning from Santa Maria Maggiore to St. Peter's Basilica. With 42 sites identified in a legend at the base. Ref.: Arrigoni-Bertarelli 134.
Imprint: Rome, Giovanni Domenico Rossi. Dedication to Giovanni Battista Mora.
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1** Silvestre, Israël, 1621-1691, etcher. [Vue de Rome et du derrière de l'église Saint-Pierre prise sur les hauteurs du mont Vatican hors la ville], undated 1 print etching ; plate mark 29 x 71 cm, on sheet 74 cm
[Vue de Rome et du derrière de l'église Saint-Pierre prise sur les hauteurs du mont Vatican hors la ville], undated

The panorama depicts the view from an elevated perspective behind St. Peter's Basilica looking towards the back of the church, the city of Rome and the surrounding countryside. Verses by Georges de Scudéry in five columns begin with: "Par quel Art au-dessus de l'homme... La vieille et la nouvelle Rome," and end with "Ouy, d'une adresse sans seconde... Une des merveilles du monde." The legend identifies 18 sites. Title from Faucheux. Ref.: Faucheux 29.
Imprint: Paris. State 1.
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1* 4 Silvestre, Israël, 1621-1691, etcher. Veduta di Campo Vaccino, e d'una parte della città di Roma, [ca. 1650] 1 print etching ; plate mark 40.5 cm, on sheet 48.2 x 94.5 cm
Veduta di Campo Vaccino, e d'una parte della città di Roma: [circa 1650]

The view, drawn and etched by Israël Silvestre, spans from the Capitoline Hill to the Church and Convent of Saint Dominic and the ruins of the Temple of Peace. Legend with 38 sites, mostly ancient ruins, identified with text appearing in ten columns, with the sites identified in a numbered list in French to the left, and Italian to the right. Ref.: Arrigoni-Bertarelli 137; Faucheux 32 (with different Parisian publisher and dated 1652)
Imprint: Paris, se vend aux Galleries du Louvre, chez Israel Silvestre. Text in French and Italian. Dedication to the King of France.
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2* 6 Daullé, Jean, 1703-1763, printmaker. Rome ancienne, 1759 1 print etching and engraving ; sheet 37.2 x 48.5 cm
Rome ancienne: 1759

The print, after a painting by Jean-Baptiste Lallemand, depicts a pastoral scene with a shepherd conversing with a woman on horseback in the right foreground and the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine and other ruins pictured behind them. Inscription: Gravé d'après le tableau original du cabinet de monsieur Damery lieutenant aux gardes Françoises. With Pecci-Blunt's collector's mark, in blue ink, in the lower right hand corner and one on the verso in the lower center of the print. Ref.: IFF, 6, 148-149 (pendant to Rome moderne). Trimmed within plate mark.
Imprint: Paris.
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2** Volpato, Giovanni, 1735-1803, printmaker. Veduta in profilo della città di Roma dalla parte di Monte Mario presa nella sua estensione dalla Piazza del Popolo sino alla Basilica di S. Pietro in Vaticano, 1779 1 print etching on three sheets ; plate mark 48 x 206.5 cm, on sheet 51.2 x 209.1 cm
Veduta in profilo della città di Roma dalla parte di Monte Mario presa nella sua estensione dalla Piazza del Popolo sino alla Basilica di S. Pietro in Vaticano: 1779

The panorama of Rome, after a drawing by Francesco Panini, spans from the church of S. Maria del Popolo on the left, to the Capitoline Hill in the center and continues towards Saint Peter's on the right. The vantage point is from the countryside, and cultivated fields, farm houses, peasants and livestock appear in the foreground. Legend in 12 columns with 39 sites.
Imprint: Rome, nella Calcografia della Reverenda Camera Apostolica appreso la Curia Innocenziana.
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6* 2 Post, Karl Borromäus, 1834-1877, printmaker. Rom, 1859 1 print etching ; sheet 44.5 x 55.5 cm, mount 44.5 x 62.9 cm
Rom: 1859

The distant view of Rome, with Saint Peter's and the Colosseum just visible, is after a painting by Károly Markó. In the foreground figures are depicted on a balustraded terrace set within a lush vegetative landscape. Inscription: Vom oesterreichischen Kunstverein in Wien. Pecci-Blunt's collector's mark, in black ink, in the lower right hand corner and one on the verso in the lower center. Imprint: Rome. Trimmed within plate mark.
6* 3 Pronti, Domenico, 1750- , printmaker. Roma, [ca. 1860] 1 print aquatint ; plate mark 25.7 x 55.5 cm, on sheet 29.1 x 57.8 cm
Roma: [circa 1860]

The view of Rome with the Piazza del Popolo from the north, looks towards the trident of via del Babuino, via del Corso and via di Ripetta. Nearly the entire piazza is visible, as well as the Pincian Hill and Villa Medici, with the twin churches Santa Maria di Montesanto and Santa Maria dei Miracoli in the center along with the obelisk. Inscription: daguerreotipo. Pecci-Blunt collector's mark in black ink, in the lower right hand corner and one on the verso in the center. There is also an oval stamp, in black ink, of the publisher Ronchi on the verso in the lower left corner. Ref.: Arrigoni-Bertarelli 235.
Imprint: Milan, A. Bossi, Piazza del Duomo and Milan, L.A. Ronchi, corso Francesco, no. 601.


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