The Drusus arch at the Porta San Sebastiano in Rom
By Jakob Wilhelm Mechau
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Edition size: limited
Image size: 34,2 x 25,7 cm
Sheet size: 49,3 x 39,2 cm
Price: 500 (incl. taxes)
Signed, dated and inscribed: "J. Mechau f. Romae 1794 | Arco di Druso, ora, Porta di St: Sebastiano". The mistaken name comes from the 16th century and refers to the arch of the Aqua Antoniniana, a tributary of the Aqua Marcia that crossed here the Via Appia Antica. The water pipe was built in the 3rd century and supplied the Caracalla baths. Behind the dense arch are the battlemented towers of Porta S. Sebastiano, one of the gates of the Aurelian city wall..
Series: Prospects from Italy, by Johann Christian Reinhart, Jakob Wilhelm Mechau and Albert Christoph Dies
Catalogue raisonné: Nagler 8, Nr. 4, Fichter Nr. 35
Italy, landscape, botany, nature, antiquity, ruin, merchant, traveller, family, Classicism, Architecture
Very good condition. Slightly wavy in the middle. Slightly soiled on the edge of the sheet. Below various designations in pencil by other hand. The lower right corner of the sheet slightly damaged and supplemented and discoloured by a liquid spot. The remaining sheet corners are minimally bumped.