Chiesa di S. Maria a Trevi is the "official" subject of the plate, but its real focus is on Fontana di Trevi which was not yet fully completed in 1756 when Giuseppe Vasi engraved this etching. The marble statues at the centre of the fountain were made in 1759-762, but Vasi had an idea of their appearance because they were based on 1738 gypsum models by Giovanni Battista Maini.
Etching of 1745-1765, engraved by Giuseppe Vasi. Painter, artist , architect, archaeologist, etcher and engraver. Born in Corleone (near Palermo) on August 28th, 1710, died in Roma on April 16th ,1782. He moved to Rome after an early period spent painting in his hometown and was a pupil of Sebastiano Conca, P. L. Ghezzi and of Juvara. He gained fame as a skillful engraver and worked for famous patrons like Ferdinando and Carlo III of Naples, and Benedetto XIV. He was proclaimed Knight and engraver of the court of Naples. His engravings are considered immortal. Some of his painting can be seen in Palazzo Farnese and Palazzo di Caprarola. Piranesi was one of his pupils.
Item condition: Good condition, but some signs of foxing and mildew. Minor chips on the frame. Condition is appropriate for age and use. See photos for complete assessment.
Note: glass framed.
Height: 8.26 inches / 21 centimeters
Width: 12.99 inches / 33 centimeters
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18th Century, Fontana di Trevi, Giuseppe Vasi, Coloured Engraving