Monday, October 31, 2016

Visual Enticements of 17th-century Rome

Giuseppe Maria Mitelli
Viva Roma
1688
etching
British Museum

Giuseppe Maria Mitelli
Viva Roma
1688
etching
British Museum

Giuseppe Maria Mitelli
Viva Roma
1688
etching
British Museum

Giuseppe Maria Mitelli
Viva Roma
1688
etching
British Museum

Ask not ungainly askings of the end
Gods send us, me and thee, Leucothoe;
Nor juggle with the risks of Babylon.
                Better to take whatever,
Several, or last, Jove sends us. 

 translated by Ezra Pound from an ode of Horace

Louis Jean Desprez
Bernini's Colonnade at St. Peter's in Rome
completed in 1667
wash drawing
British Museum

Salvator Rosa
Portrait of Gianlorenzo Bernini
mid-17th century
drawing
British Museum

Anonymous printmaker
Statue of Bacchus in a landscape
ca. 1600-1640
etching
British Museum

Anonymous artst
Design for supporting structure as winged putto
17th century
wash drawing
British Museum

Anonymous artist
Statue group of Pluto abducting Proserpine
17th century
wash drawing
British Museum

Gianlorenzo Bernini
Nereid riding Dolphin
1640s
wash drawing
British Museum

Gianlorenzo Bernini
Design for Catafalque for Muzio Mattie
1668
wash drawing
British Museum

Gianlorenzo Bernini
Design for Monument to the duc de Beaufort
17th century
wash drawing
British Museum

Benoist Thibout
Gianlorenzo Bernini's statue of St Bibiana
ca. 1675-1719
engraving
British Museum

Giovanni Battista Bracelli
Gianlorenzo Bernini's statue of St Longinus at the Vatican
1640
etching
British Museum

Anonymous printmaker
Francesco Mocchi's colossal statue of St Veronica at the Vatican
ca. 1630-50
etching
British Museum