Ruins of the Villa of Hadrian
By Albert Christoph Dies
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Edition size: limited
Image size: 24,5 x 35,3 cm
Sheet size: 39,2 x 49,2 cm
Price: 500 (incl. taxes)
Signed, dated and inscribed: "A. C. Dies incise Roma 1795 | Tempio di Giove Olimpico in Villa Adriana". The most magnificent ancient country residence near Tivoli is the summer residence of the Roman emperors, begun by Hadrian in 125. Used as a quarry for centuries, systematic excavations did not begin until 1950, and the part of the extensive ruin depicted here cannot be clearly assigned; perhaps the so-called Piazza d'Oro is meant..
Series: Prospects from Italy, by Johann Christian Reinhart, Jakob Wilhelm Mechau and Albert Christoph Dies
Catalogue raisonné: Andresen III, Nr. 24, Fichter Nr. 67
Italy, landscape, botany, nature, shepherd, antiquity, ruin, Classicism, Architecture
Very good condition. Slightly wavy in the middle. Slightly soiled on the edge of the sheet. The corners of the leaves are minimally bumped. The upper right corner of the blade is minimally damaged. Below with various inscriptions in pencil by other hand.