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Prospetto della Basilica Vaticana

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Alessandro Specchi was an Italian architect, urban planner, engraver and aquatintist. A student of the architect Carlo Fontana, he assisted in the construction of Fontana's chapel of St. Fabian and San Sebastiano Fuori le Mura in Rome. Specchi was a prolific architectural engraver from at least 1684, known especially for his prints of Roman palaces and other buildings. He engraved 79 plates for Fontana's major work Templum Vaticanum et ipsius origo (1694) and contributed 52 plates to Quarto Libro del Nuovo Teatro di Palazzi di Roma (1699) and 286 plates for Studio d'Architettura Civile (1702-21), both documenting Rome's architecture and issued by the renowned de'Rossi publishing house. Framed in Italian antique style moulding.

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artist Alessandro Specchi (1668-1729)
method Copper-line engraving
date C1705
size 690mm by 470mm (platemark)
SKU AR3144