Offered by: Shapero Gallery
94 New Bond Street London W1S 1SJ , England Call Seller 44.207.493.0876


Magnificent large plate illustrating the Vatican Museum

$ 2,000
  • Description
    FEOLI, Vincenzo.
    Vedute del Museo Pio-Clementino.
    Rome, 1790.

    Engraved plates after Miccinelli and Costa.

    Magnificent series of large plates illustrating the Vatican Museum at the end of the eighteenth century by Vincenzo Feoli (1750 - 1831).

    The Pio-Clementino museum, named after the two popes who oversaw its foundation, Clement XIV Ganganelli (1769-1774) and Pius VI Braschi (1775-1799), houses the nucleus of the pontifical collections of classical sculpture dates back to the original collection of pope Julius II (1503-1513) which was housed in the Cortile delle Statue (today the Octagonal Court). During the second half of the 18th century the pontifical collections were enormously expanded both as a result of excavations being carried out in Rome and Lazio, and by donations from collectors and antiquaries. The influence of Enlightenment thinking resulted in the inauguration of a museum in the modern sense, open to the public and explicitly charged with the task of safeguarding antique works of art, and promoting the study and understanding of them.

    Frame and glazed, overall dimensions: 85cm by 104cm by 5cm
  • More Information
    Documentation: Ample Provenance
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 18th Century
    Materials: Engraving on paper
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1790
    Styles / Movements: Other , Black & White
    Dealer Reference #: 89317_6
    Incollect Reference #: 510341
  • Dimensions
    W. 40.94 in; H. 33.46 in; D. 1.97 in;
    W. 104 cm; H. 85 cm; D. 5 cm;
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