The Grotto of Egeria
By Jakob Wilhelm Mechau
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Edition size: limited
Image size: 24,5 x 35,5 cm
Sheet size: 39 x 49,3 cm
Price: 500 (incl. taxes)
signed, dated and inscribed on the plate: "J. Mechau fec. Romae 1792" and inscribed: "La Fontana Egeria". The fountain architecture, almost covered by lush vegetation, is the remains of a nymphaeum of the villa of Herodes Atticus, located east of Via Appia Antica near Circo di Massenzio. The nymph Egeria was worshipped by the Romans in this area..
Series: Prospects from Italy, by Johann Christian Reinhart, Jakob Wilhelm Mechau and Albert Christoph Dies
Catalogue raisonné: Nagler 8, Nr. 15, Fichter Nr. 32
Italy, landscape, botany, nature, antiquity, ruin, fountain, traveller, Classicism, Architecture
Very good condition. Slightly soiled along the edges. The corners of the leaves are minimally bumped. Squeeze crease due to pressure at the bottom right. Minimeler restored tear in upper left margin.