BEAUTIFUL LARGE FORMAT VIEW OF ROME
“Roma”, copper engraving on two plates published in 1728 by Johann Friedrich Probst, based on the artwork of Friedrich Bernhard Werner (1690-1776). With original hand colour. Size: 33 x 107,5 cm.
This view is from a series of grandiose series of cityscapes. The breadth of the views, which allows you to enjoy a complete overview of the city, the size, the remarkable level of technical execution and the rarity of sheets separately published over decades, make these engravings among the most sought-after views.
Here we see Rome over the Tiber river with numerous cupolas and bell towers, on fields in the front and on the river scenes of everyday life. Below the view there is a key in Italian with 80 highlights of the city.
Werner was born in Silesia, spent his early career working as a military engineer and cartographer, along with several other more colourful jobs (such as ‘Wunderdokter’) in Prague. In 1718, he began creating remarkable views which brought him into contact with several leading art dealers and map publishers in Augsburg, most importantly the heirs of Jeremias Wolff (1663-1724).
The firm would sponsor several European tours, allowing Werner to obtain new artwork for his remarkable views. His work was first published in a series by several partners of the Wolff firm, primarily by Johann Friedrich Probst (1719 or 1721-1781), and later by his brother Georg Balthasar Probst (1732-1801).
Price: Euro 2.650,- (incl. frame)