Antique color lithograph of Rome's Fontana dell' Aqua Paolina sul Monte Gianicolo from Rome dans sa Grandeur, first published in 1865. The Fontana Paolina, also referred to as "Il Fontanone" ( the big fountain ) is located on one of Rome's hills, the Janiculum. It is named after Pope Paul V Borghese who initiated its construction in the year 1608. Felix Benoist (1818-1896) was a French topographical painter, draughtsman and lithographer. Léon Jean-Baptiste SABATIER (c.1827-1887) was a French draughtsman and lithographer active c.1827-1872; figures drawn by Adolphe Jean Baptiste Bayot (1810-1866). Inscriptions on the page read as follows:
ROME DANS SA GRANDEUR. Fontaine Pauline sur le Mont Janicule / Fontana dell'Aqua Paolina sul Monte Gianicolo Nantes, lith. Charpentier, Edit-Paris quai des Agustines, 55. Felix Benoist del. lith. avec Sabatier. Fig. par Bayot.
It comes nicely matted and framed in a gilt wood frame, ready to display. In very good used condition with toning to mat as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Frame: 21 1/2" by 17 3/4"; Mat Opening: 15" by 11 1/8"; Sheet: 20" by 14 5/8" approximately.