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Piazza Basilica Santi Apostoli lithograph benoist rome grandeur

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Piazza e Basilica De Santi Apostoli


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Original antique topographical print


The Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola at Campus Martius is a Roman Catholic titular church dedicated to Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. It was built in the Baroque style between 1626 and 1650. From a French series titled 'Rome dans Sa Grandeur', circa 1870. Benoist was one of France's most gifted topographical artists of the 19th century, he was both a master lithographer and painter. He began his career in Paris and by 1836 he was exhibiting his views at the Paris Salons and continued to do so until 1879. As an original lithographic artist, Philippe Benoist specialized in exterior and interior views of many famous European buildings. Faint foxing and soiling in margins.

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artist Philippe Benoist (1813-1881)
method Tinted lithograph
date C1870
size 250mm by 360mm (image) 345mm by 500mm (sheet)
SKU VW6195