Italie, Lazio, Roma; B.F. Leizelt - Vue de la Place Navone sur les ruines du Cirque Agonal à Rome - 1761-1780

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Italie, Lazio, Roma; B.F. Leizelt - Vue de la Place Navone sur les ruines du Cirque Agonal à Rome - 1761-1780
Jean BARBAULT délimitation

Vue de la Place Navone sur les ruines du Cirque Agonal a Rome

BARBAULT delineavit
Gravé par Balthasar Frederic Leizelt

At the view bottom centre French title and legend with 5 references to the architectural features of the square and publisher’s info.

It is a perspective view of Piazza Navona, one of the most iconic squares in the world. Its shape recalls the stadium built by Domitian around 85 AD, the Circus Agonalis (in Greek άγών which means game, competition), which was used for athletics competitions and accommodated about 30000 spectators.

Jean Barbault (about 1705 - 1766) was a painter and engraver active in Rome for most of his career.

Balthasar Frederic Leizelt worked in Augsburg (Augusta Vindelicorum) between the mid-18th and early 19th century. His optical views were very successful. The title is written backwards since the image was projected on a wall or screen, using an optical device equipped with candles and mirrors.

Etching on laid and watermarked paper, beautiful colouring, good margins, blank verso. In good overall condition (it has a stain at the top right edge, signs of wear and oxidation).

Printed area dimensions 33x43 cm

Augsburg, ca. 1775

Informations du lot
Objet
Vue
Pays (lieu géographique actuel)
Italie
Spécification géographique
Lazio, Roma
Cartographe/ Éditeur
B.F. Leizelt
Titre du livre / Carte
Vue de la Place Navone sur les ruines du Cirque Agonal à Rome
Période
1761-1780
État
Bon état
Technique
Gravure
Informations supplémentaires
Jean BARBAULT délimitation
Taille de la plus grande image
33×43 cm
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