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TEMPLE OF FORTUNA VIRITIS STOCK NO:     R560

ROME TEMPLE OF FORTUNA VIRITIS
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PRINT BY:     J S Müller
AFTER/ARTIST:    Paolo Pannini (sic)
PUBLISHER:    R H Laurie, Bowles & Carver, R Wilkinson
DATE:     1789 (in pencil in an early hand)
METHOD:     Etching, with contemporary colour  
IMAGE SIZE:     18.0 by 11.0 inches image area

NOTES:     A nice Italian architectural capricci, with real buildings juxtaposed as a composition, including “The Temple of Hercules (well, the columns), the Temple of Sibylls, a Roman Aqueduct and The Antique Vase at the Villa Borghese”, with various Roman worthies lounging about.  The Temple of Fortuna Viritis still stands in the Forum Boarium on the banks of the Tiber. This print seems to be after a set of engravings originally published by Arthur Pond in the 1740s. The original set is given in Lippincott as being 18 inches by 24 inches. Panini (1691 – 1765) was in his time the leading Roman view painter, who specialised in capricci. Johann Sebastian Müller (also known as John Miller in England) was a German painter and printmaker who worked in England from 1744. He prepared a set of six plates, ‘Views of Roman Ruins’, after Panini. Nice soft contemporary colour. See Louse Lippincott, ‘Selling Art in Georgian London, the Rise of Arthur Pond’, Yale 1983, for more information on the background to this print.


CONDITION:  Fair, trimmed inside platemark. The inscription area slightly rubbed and repaired in places, and may have been cut down.


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