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Pietro Fontana
Statue of Calligola - Original Etching by P. Fontana After B.Nocchi - 1794

1794

$1,150.55

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“Statua di Cajo Calligola” Image Dim: cm 48 x 34, Dim: cm 59.4 x 44. Wonderful B/W Etching on copper. Designed by Bernardino Nocchi and engraved by Pietro Fontana. In Excellent condition, except some stains in lower margin. Illustrazioni de' Monumenti scelti Borghesiani This collection in two volumes is a beautifully detailed catalog of classical sculptures collected by Prince Borghese (1730-1800) in his Villa on the Pincio. Ennio Quirino Visconti (1751 - 1818) wrote the texts that accompany the large branches depicting. To these writings, which were available by the son of the illustrious archaeologist, the publishers added only a few illustrations relating to some minor monument of which copper had already been engraved. The engraved title-plate are signed by draughtsmen like Agostino Tofanelli, Stefano Tofanelli, Bernardino Nocchi, Domenico de Angelis or Teodoro Matteini, and by engravers Pietro Fontana Veneto, P. Vitali, Pietro Bettelini, Giovanni Folo Veneto, Giovanni Brunetti da Ravenna, Giovanni Ottaviani, Francesco Cecchini, Gio. Batta. Leonetti, Girolamo Carattoni, Domenico Cunego, Luigi Cunego, Alessandro Mochetti, Luigi Pizzi, Angelo Campanella or Giacomo Bossi. 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 represents antique Egyptian deities. There are plates representing ancient bas-reliefs, sarcophagi, of mythological subjects, the Borghese Vase, portrait busts, a vase on an altar, two statues of Amor; and two modern statues, by Bernini (the Apollo and Daphne, and the David). «Très bel ouvrage» writes Brunet, «Grand ouvrage, le seul qui mérite, parmi ceux sur la villa Borgese, de figurer dans le chapitre aux Galeries et Collections» Vinet said, looking at this plate. Pietro Fontana (Bassano Romano,1762 – Rome, 1837) The Italian artist and engraver, Pietro Fontana was active in Rome and specialized in subjects dealing with the Vatican and the Papacy. He started his career as a student of Raffaello Morghen, and is best known for his complete series of engravings of the neoclassical sculptures of Canova. He became a member of the Accademia di San Luca. 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.

Details

  • Creator
    Pietro Fontana (1762 - 1837)
  • Creation Year
    1794
  • Dimensions
    Height: 23.39 in. (59.4 cm)Width: 17.33 in. (44 cm)Depth: 0.04 in. (1 mm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
    1790-1799
  • Condition
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  • Gallery Location
    Roma, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: J-769721stDibs: LU65034715762

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