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Giuseppe Vasi
18th Century Etching of "Chiesa di S. Lucia" in Rome by Giuseppe Vasi

1747

$675

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This 18th century etching is entitled "Chiesa di S. Lucia alle Botteghe Oscure" by Giuseppe Vasi was published in Rome in 1747 in Vasi's 'Magnificenze di Roma Antica e Moderna', which illustrated the magnificent architecture of ancient and more modern Rome. It depicts the appearance of the Church of Saint Lucy in Selci. It is an ancient Roman Catholic church, located in Rome, dedicated to Saint Lucy, a 4th-century virgin and martyr. The church in around the 8th century above the ruins of a Roman structure, the Portico of Livia. Vasi has include a numbered guide to the architectural highlights and landmarks in the scene. This antique Vasi engraving of Roman architecture is framed in a bronze-colored wood frame with gold trim and a cream-colored French mat with a broad tan band. The frame measures 14.5" x 22.32" x . and 75". The print is in very good condition. There is another Vasi engraving of Roman architecture available on 1stdibs that is in an identical frame and mat. See item # LU117326015842. The pair would make an attractive display grouping. A discount is available for purchase of both prints. Giuseppe Vasi (1710-1782) was an Italian engraver and architect, best known for his illustrated 'Vedute Roma Antica' (views of ancient Rome), published from 1746 to 1761. Among his pupils was Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Piranesi worked together with him on the Vedute and some are signed both by Vasi and Piranesi. The two disagreed on the movement during their time to denigrate the work of Baroque architects, such as Bernini and Borromini. Vasi favored the more modern architectural approach approach and Piranesi favored the more classical architecture. They often had extreme disagreements and reportedly Piranesi threatened to kill his teacher.

Details

  • Creator
    Giuseppe Vasi (1710 - 1782, Italian)
  • Creation Year
    1747
  • Dimensions
    Height: 14.5 in. (36.83 cm)Width: 20.32 in. (51.62 cm)Depth: .75 in. (1.91 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Alamo, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: # 6321stDibs: LU117326015822

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