• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 2178

    Splendid Ceremonies the Paul and Marianne Gourary Collection of Illustrated Fête Books

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 405

    ROME 1558 -- [PRINT]. MASTER I.T.F. "La festa di Testaccio in Roma." 1558. Engraving. 263 x 428 mm.

    Price Realised  

    ROME 1558 -- [PRINT]. MASTER I.T.F. "La festa di Testaccio in Roma." 1558. Engraving. 263 x 428 mm.

    Nagler suggests that the engraver might be PHILIPPE THOMASSIN who worked in Rome in 1558 as confirmed by the date on this print. Testaccio is the location for an important festival which took plate every year during the Carnival (based on the name testa, crockery). The Pope and other dignitaries attended this festival.


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766