Stables of Mecoenas's Villa. by James A. Merigot

Stables of Mecoenass Villa. by James A. Merigot

Stables of Mecoenas's Villa.

James A. Merigot

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Title

Stables of Mecoenas's Villa.

 
Artist
Year
1798  
Technique
Aquatint with Handcoloring 
Image Size
5 7/8 x 9 1/8" image size; 8-1/8 x 11-1/8" platemark 
Signature
Publication line below title 
Edition Size
unstated 
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
Antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
J. Merigot & R. Edwards 
Inventory ID
20483 
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, Pub’d Dec’r 7 1796 by J. Merigot, No 28 Haymarket, & R. Edwards 142 New Bond Street.” Near Tivoli, through the Porta Oscura, or the gate that leads to Rome, the ruins of the celebrated Villa of Mecenas stand a little to the left, on the banks of the Teverone. A branch of the river pours through the arched gallery and vaulted cellars; and shakes the edifice as it passes along. The Cardinal Ruffo, during the reign of Pius VI, turned it into a foundry. 
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