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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 III. Papal ceremonial, 1589-circa 1846 9 prints
Series III is primarily comprised of prints that illustrate ceremonies and rituals associated with papal elections, such as the funeral of the deceased pope, the design of plans for the conclave and the erection of ephemeral arches for the newly elected pope. Two papal portraits of Sixtus V, who appears surrounded by images of his public works, have also been included in this series. Nineteenth-century prints relate to specific events during the period when the papacy had lost temporal power in Rome, as exemplified by the return of the papacy to Rome after Pope Pius VII's arrest and imprisonment by the French Emperor Napoleon.
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Arrangement is by chronological order.
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5* 3 Sixtus V Papa Montealtus sedit ann. V. Menses IIII die III vacauit sedes dies XIX. Haec omnia capit et perfecit, 1589 1 print engraving ; sheet 52.2 x 36 cm
Sixtus V Papa Montealtus sedit ann. V. Menses IIII die III vacauit sedes dies XIX. Haec omnia capit et perfecit: 1589

The portrait bust of Pope Sixtus V is surrounded by 29 images of his public works and two representations of his familial coat of arms. Sixtus V famously raised four obelisks in Rome, oversaw the completion of the cupola of Saint Peter's and undertook extensive public works projects. His urban planning ventures included building a new aqueduct (Acqua Felice), and constructing fountains to supply water to the city. He also rebuilt the Biblioteca apostolica vaticana, opened new roads and completed, decorated or enlarged a number of churches. With Pecci-Blunt's collector's marks, in black ink, in the lower right hand corner and one on the verso. Imprint: Rome, Nicolaus van Aelst. Trimmed within plate mark.
5* 4 Pensieri, Battista. Sixtus V Pont Max min con creatus ano Dni 1585 die 24 aprilis aetatis sue anni LXVI, 1589 1 print engraving ; plate mark 49 x 36.7 cm, on sheet 53.3 x 40.7 cm
Sixtus V Pont Max min con creatus ano Dni 1585 die 24 aprilis aetatis sue anni LXVI: 1589

A seated portrait of Pope Sixtus V is surrounded by 16 images of his public works and two representations of his familial coat of arms. The year and the date in April of the Pope's consecration, as well as the year of production appear to have been added to the print after the plate was initially executed. With Pecci-Blunt's collector's marks, in black ink, on the verso.
Imprint: Rome.
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4* 6 Funtione funebre fatta alli 7 di gennaro 1655 in morte di N. S. Papa Innocentio X levato da Monte Cavallo e portato in S. Pietro, 1655 1 print etching ; plate mark 23.9 x 34.9 cm, on sheet 24.9 x 36.6 cm
Funtione funebre fatta alli 7 di gennaro 1655 in morte di N. S. Papa Innocentio X levato da Monte Cavallo e portato in S. Pietro, : 1655

The print depicts the funeral procession of Pamphilj Pope Innocent X, which proceeded from the Palazzo di Monte Cavallo to Saint Peter's. The artist has identified various participants and objects of tribute involved in the processional including five pieces of artillery pulled by horses, German guards with pikes, members of the Palafrenieri family, trumpeters and others. A small portrait in the upper right hand corner displays the likeness of the late Pope. With Pecci-Blunt collector's marks in the lower left corner, which suggests transfer from another print's verso and a second, faint and illegible mark of the collector in the lower right hand corner.
Imprint: [Rome ?].
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5* 5 Pianta del conclav fatta in sede vacante de Pappa Nocentio X il di 7 diGenaro 6155, 1655 1 print engraving ; plate mark 33.5 x 45 cm, on sheet 37 x 48.4 cm
Pianta del conclav fatta in sede vacante de Pappa Nocentio X il di 7 diGenaro 6155: 1655

The print depicts the Vatican floor plan from above, outlining the procedures during the conclave to elect a new Pope. A list of the candidates appears in a numbered legend at the base, although omitting the name of the successful candidate, Fabio Chigi. In the lower left corner there is an illustration of Saint Peter's and in the lower right corner, a view of Castel Sant'Angelo. A small, oval portrait of Innocent X appears on the upper right hand corner, with the Camerlengo, Antonio Barberini below. With Pecci-Blunt's collector's marks, in black ink, in the lower right hand corner and on the verso.
Imprint: [Rome?], Gio: Batta de Rossi, milanese.
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1* 9 Rouhier, Louis, active 1650, printmaker. La cavalcata con le sue cerimonie del Pontefice nuovo quando piglia il possesso a Santo Giovanni Laterano, [ca. 1667] 1 print engraving ; plate mark 34.9 x 49.1 cm, on sheet 37.4 x 51.8 cm
La cavalcata con le sue cerimonie del Pontefice nuovo quando piglia il possesso a Santo Giovanni Laterano: [circa 1667]

The lengthy cavalcade held in honor of the new elected Pope, Clement IX (1667), with many participants on foot, proceeds from S. Giovanni in Laterano to Saint Peter's. The Rospigliosi coat of arms appears at the top of the print, centered between scenes of the Papal coronation. Various sites are identified along the route, including the Colosseum, Campidoglio and Castel Sant'Angelo. Inscription: L. R. F. Ref.: Folger Shakespeare Library ART Box R763 no.10 copy 1 (size L).
Imprint: Rome, Gio Jacomo Rossi le Stampa in Roma Alla Pace, Al insenga di Parigi.
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6* 12 Pinelli, Bartolomeo. Arco trionfale che all'occasione del felicissimo ritorno nel giorno 24 maggio 1814: alla sua capitale del Sommo Pontefice Pio VII, [ca. 1814] 1 print etching ; plate mark 37.9 x 36.1 cm, on sheet 47 x 68.5 cm
Arco trionfale che all'occasione del felicissimo ritorno nel giorno 24 maggio 1814: alla sua capitale del Sommo Pontefice Pio VII: circa 1814

The print depicts a triumphal arch erected in Piazza Venezia under the direction of architect Clemente Falchi and with sculptural works by Giovanni Ceccarinito to celebrate the return of Pope Pius VII to Rome in May of 1814, after his arrest and imprisonment by French Emperor Napoleon. Huge crowds are gathered and the pope is pictured in the foreground to the right in a coach surrounded by a large retinue. The monument is crowned by three biblical figures in a pyramidal composition and flanked by two angels holding aloft laurel wreaths. Pinelli is described as the draughtsman and printmaker of this image. Bears an annotation, in ink, on the right hand side which details the caption information, however, it is obscured by the paper's folding and mounting. Bears a stamp of the collector, in black ink, in the lower right hand corner (also obscured by the folds) and one on the verso in the lower center of the print.
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4* 7 Pinelli, Bartolomeo. Monumento rappresentante il trionfo della Costanza, ad onore del Sommo Pontefice Pio VII in occassione del suo fausto ritorno in Roma il 24 maggio 1814..., [ca. 1814] 1 print etching ; plate mark 37.4 x 29.7 cm, on sheet 52.3 x 40.7 cm
Monumento rappresentante il trionfo della Costanza, ad onore del Sommo Pontefice Pio VII in occassione del suo fausto ritorno in Roma il 24 maggio 1814...: [circa 1814]

The print depicts a monument erected in Piazza di Ponte Sant'Angelo and designed by the architect Tommaso Zappati in celebration of the return of Pope Pius VII to Rome in May of 1814, after his arrest and imprisonment by the French Emperor Napoleon. The monument is crowned by figures in a pyramidal composition. Santa Costanza is flanked by personifications of Justice and Prudence. Collaborators included the artists and sculptors V. Pacelli, Francesco Massimo Loboureur [?], Carlo Finelli, and Bertel Thorvaldsen, the designer of Pius VII's funeral monument.
With Pecci-Blunt collector's marks, in black ink, in the lower right hand corner and one on the verso.
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5* 7 Mandolini. Avvenimento in Roma del giorno 22 Febbrajo 1831, 1831 1 print lithography ; image 30.4 x 44.9 cm, on sheet 39 x 49.4 cm
Avvenimento in Roma del giorno 22 Febbrajo 1831: 1831

Drawn by the artist Carlo Ruspi, who lived in the Rione Monti, according to the inscriptions, the print depicts supporters of Pope Gregorius XVI from the Rione Monti, surrounding his coach and waving a large flag of religion. The flag displays the emblem of the rione and the coat of arms of the Pope. The Pope gives his blessing to his loyal and devoted supporters. The roof top of Saint Peter's is just visible in the background to the right.
With Pecci-Blunt's collector's marks, in black ink, in the lower right hand corner and on the verso.
Imprint, Rome.
5* 8 Salandri, E. Arco trionfale temporaneo innalzato dal popolo romano in onore del Sommo Pontefice Pio IX il giorno 8settembre 1846, [ca. 1846] 1 print etching ; plate mark 34.3 x 42.5 cm, on sheet 44.4 x 58.8 cm
Arco trionfale temporaneo innalzato dal popolo romano in onore del Sommo Pontefice Pio IX il giorno 8settembre 1846: circa 1846

The print depicts a temporary triumphal arch designed by architect Felice Cicconetti and erected by the Roman people in honor of Pope Pio IX on the 8 September 1846. Pio IX had been elected in June of 1846 and had gained much goodwill from the Roman populace for his liberal reforms. According to accompanying text, the arch was placed in the Piazza del Popolo before the church of S. Maria del Popolo. Atop the arch, Pio IX is pictured with a personification of justice, who is accompanied by a lion to symbolize strength, and one of peace, who is pictured with a cornucopia to symbolize abundance. Two coats of arms appear on either side of the arch below him, as well as images of Christ, the Virgin Mary and the Pontiff giving his blessing. Includes a scale at the base: Scala di Palmi Romani 80. Bears a stamp of the collector, in black ink, in the lower right hand corner and one on the verso in the lower center of the print. With a broadside titled: Arco trionfale innalzato al Sommo Pontefice Pio IX.


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