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Bust of M. Agrippa - by G. Foto After B. Nocchi - 1821

1821

$869.39

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Image dimensions: 49x33.4 cm M. Agrippa is a beautiful black and white burin and etching on paper, realized by the Italian artist Giovanni Folo Veneto, after Bernardino Nocchi as the inscriptions on plates on the lower margins report “Bernardino Nocchi delineò. / Giovanni Folo Veneto incise in Roma”. This original print is numbered on plate in Roman numerals on the higher margin: “Tom II. / Tav. XXIII" and is a plate from the series "Illustrazioni de' Monumenti scelti Borghesiani già esistenti nella Villa sul Pincio (..) date ora per la prima volta in luce dal cav. Gio. Gherardo De Rossi e da Stefano Piale sotto la guida di Vincenzo Feoli" by Ennio Quirino Visconti, published by Stamperia de Romanis in Rome in 1821. This old master’s original print shows a precious piece of the Borghese's collection, the marble bust of Marco Vipsanio Agrippa (Arpino, 63 BC approx. - Campania, 12 BC), a Roman politician, military and architect but above all a friend of Octavian, the future Emperor Augustus and also his faithful collaborator and son-in-law. Agrippa was the author of many Octavian's military triumphs, the most notable of which was the naval victory in the battle of Actium against the forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra. In excellent conditions, with some light signs of the time and some sporadic minor stains along the margins, this wonderful burin has preserved still today its fresh impression. Illustrazioni de' Monumenti scelti Borghesiani This print collection in two volumes is a beautiful detailed catalog of classical sculptures collected by Prince Borghese (1730-1800) in his villa on the Pincio, in Rome. Ennio Quirino Visconti (1751 - 1818) wrote the texts that accompany the large illustrated plates. To these writings, which were found and made available by the son of the illustrious archaeologist, the publishers added - as they notified in the warning - only a few illustrations relating to some minor monuments formerly engraved on copper. The Volume I shows ancient full-length statues of the Borghese warrior by Agasias (two plates), Greek gods and heroes, and Roman famous historical figures; the last two plates represent antique Egyptian deities. There are plates representing ancient bas-reliefs and sarcophagi of mythological subjects, the Borghese Vase, portrait busts, a vase on an altar, two statues of Amor, and two modern statues by Bernini (Apollo and Daphne, and the David). Special attention is paid to the Borghese Warriors. «Très bel ouvrage» Brunet writes. «Grand ouvrage, le seul qui mérite, parmi ceux sur la villa Borgese, de figurer dans le chapitre aux Galeries et Collections» Vinet said after looking at this plate. Giovanni Folo Veneto (Bassano, 1764 – Rome, 1836) The Italian engraver of the Neoclassic period, active in Italy, studied with Giulio Golini and G.B. Mengardi in Venice. In 1781, he moved to Rome to study with Giovanni Volpato, but later he followed the style of the Volpato's pupil, Raffaello Morghen, gaining fame for his engravings after famous paintings and sculptures of the most eminent masters, including Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, Nicolas Poussin, Bertel Thorwaldsen, Antonio Canova and others. He became a member of the Accademia di San Luca in Rome. Bernardino Nocchi (Lucca, 1741 - Rome, 1812) Bernardino Nocchi moved to Rome in 1769 with his colleague Stefano Tofanelli, entering the school of Niccolò Lapiccola where he developed a Baroque style with neoclassical suggestions. Bernardino Nocchi was noticed by Pope Pius VI, whom in 1780 entrusted him with the painting of the Sacred Apostolic Palaces and then in 1785 with the Print Room of the Vatican Library. He also worked outside the capital, in Gubbio, where in 1797 he realized the transit of St. Joseph in the Church of San Secondo, in Spoleto, in Lucca, and in Catania. Back to Rome, Nocchi painted some of his best paintings: Prince Camillo Borghese in 1799, The apotheosis of Saint Prudenziana, Saint Novato and Saint Timothy in 1803, and Pius VII in 1807. This artwork is shipped from Italy. Under existing legislation, any artwork in Italy created over 70 years ago by an artist who has died requires a licence for export regardless of the work’s market price. The shipping may require additional handling days to require the licence according to the final destination of the artwork.

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    1821
  • Dimensions
    Height: 23.39 in. (59.4 cm)Width: 17.33 in. (44 cm)Depth: 0.04 in. (1 mm)
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    Roma, IT
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