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The Drusus arch at the Porta San Sebastiano in Rom - Jakob Wilhelm Mechau prints
The Drusus arch at the Porta San Sebastiano in Rom - Jakob Wilhelm Mechau prints
The Drusus arch at the Porta San Sebastiano in Rom - Jakob Wilhelm Mechau prints
The Drusus arch at the Porta San Sebastiano in Rom - Jakob Wilhelm Mechau prints

The Drusus arch at the Porta San Sebastiano in Rom

By Jakob Wilhelm Mechau

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The Drusus arch at the Porta San Sebastiano in Rom - Jakob Wilhelm Mechau print

Jakob Wilhelm Mechau
1794

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Date: 1794

Medium: etching

Edition size: limited

Image size: 34,2 x 25,7 cm

Sheet size: 49,3 x 39,2 cm

Condition: excellent

Signature: signed

Price: €500 (incl. taxes)

Description:

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

Keywords:

Italy, landscape, botany, nature, antiquity, ruin, merchant, traveller, family, Classicism, Architecture

Condition:

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.


JaMec/D 11

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