|Description: We offer a large folio engraving by Luigi Rossini from Le antichità romane, (The Rome of Antiquity) titled “Altra Veduta del Tempio di Sibilla in Tivoli.”
The plate is 18” x 25 ¾” on white wove paper (20 ½” x 26 ¾”). The inscription along the lower margin reads: “Rossini dis. e inc. 1. Cella del Tempio de opera incerla. 2 Sostruzioni del Basamemto ove cominciava la gradinata. Altra Veduta del Tempio della Sibilla in Tivolio. 3. Villa di Copisco. 4. Monte Catillo. 4 Monte Catillo detta della Croce. 5 Strada di Quintigliolo. Roma 1824.” Item #PR00330.
A superb impression with dark inky linework in a variety of thicknesses that effectively conveys the scale of the ruins. Luigi Rossini (1790-1857) studied as an architect at the Academy of Bologna. He never found much success in designing buildings, instead he used his talents as a draftsman to make engravings of Roman ruins and excavations. He was inspired by Piranesi, and generally considered the last great etcher of Roman antiquities.
Condition: The print has been professionally lined to thicker paper, reinforcing some thinned areas of the original paper and a short tear at the right upper margin, as well as, a repaired dog-eared corner at the upper right. Despite the aforementioned, the print is in good condition and quite presentable..