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Zocchi Morghen engraving Tuscan villa Italy falle

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Villa delle Falle de SSri Guadagni dall Opera. Tuscany, Italy.


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Original antique topographical print


View of the villa Le Falle of the Guadagni family. At the end of the sixteenth century, Gherardo Silvani was commissioned to transform the building into a grand country house showing large orchards. From 'Vedute delle ville, e d'altri luoghi della Toscana', a series of etchings published in Florence by Giuseppe Allegrini, 1744. The Marchese Andrea Gerini commissioned Zocchi to record all the greatest landmarks in Florence and its environs, which he did in a series of drawings that were translated into engravings by Zocchi and a number of other engravers and issued in two series in 1744 titled `Scelta XXIV vedute delle principali contrade, piazze, chiese, e palazzi della citta di Firenze' and Vedute delle ville e d'altri luoghi della Toscana'. Zocchi's was born near Florence and studied in Venice and Bologna, he was a painter as well as a draughtsman. CONDITION : Repaired tear in right hand margin going into plate mark and printed border. Small repaired tear in bottom margin.

Additional Information

artist Filippo Morghen (1730-1807) after Giuseppe Zocchi (1711-1767)
method Engraving with etching
date 1744
size 310mm by 495mm (platemark)