Tower of Pignattara (from: A Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome and Its Vicinity) by James A. Merigot

Tower of Pignattara (from: A Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome and Its Vicinity) by James A. Merigot

Tower of Pignattara (from: A Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome and Its Vicinity)

James A. Merigot

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Title

Tower of Pignattara (from: A Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome and Its Vicinity)

 
Artist
Year
1793 , published in 1798 
Technique
aquatint with hand coloring 
Image Size
10 7/8 x 8 1/8" platemark; 8-9/16 x 6-1/16" image 
Signature
publication line beneath title 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
Titled beneath image 
Reference
Blake Collection 1211; Merigot plate 11 
Paper
J Whatman Turkey Mill, antique-white wove. 
State
published 
Publisher
J. Merigot and R. Edwards 
Inventory ID
18372 
Price
$200.00 
Description
This is a hand colored aquatint by James A. Merigot and was published by Merigot and Robert Edwards (1768-1827) in London in 1798 as a portfolio titled: "A SELECT COLLECTION OF VIEWS AND RUINS IN ROME AND ITS VICINITY; EXECUTED FROM DRAWINGS MADE UPON THE SPOT IN THE YEAR 1791" The portfolio consisted of 59 plates, printed on J. Whatman paper. Each image has a typeset title and the publication line, which in this case, reads: "London, Published Feb'y 20th 1793 by R. Edwards 142 New Bond Street & I. Merigot No 28, Hay market." This is the tomb of St. Helen, mother of Constantine the Great in via Casilina which stood by the entrance of a Christian catacomb. Within the interior is a church, Santi Marcellin e Pietro, built in the early 17th century. 
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