The Prati del Popolo Romano on the Testaccio
By Jakob Wilhelm Mechau
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Edition size: limited
Image size: 25,2 x 35 cm
Sheet size: 39 x 49,4 cm
Price: 500 (incl. taxes)
signed, dated and inscribed on the plate: "J. Mechau f. Romae 1793" and denotes: "Sito di recreazione dei pittori Fiaminchi del Secolo passato etc: a monte testaccio". At the end of the 18th century, the area around Monte Testaccio before Porta S. Paolo was still part of the Campagna, where the Romans and also the foreign artists living in Rome enjoyed themselves in and in front of countless taverns. Mechaus representation is a realistic description of this folk life..
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, ladies, fashion, traveller, architecture, tree portrait, Classicism, Genre
Good condition. Slightly soiled along the edges. The corners of the leaves are slightly bumped. On the upper right margin is a small restored hole in the paper. Along the upper edge of the sheet there are several restored marginal tears. The presentation makes a very good impression.