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    Sale 7611

    Furniture, Sculpture and Carpets

    11 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 233

    A SET OF FOUR ITALIAN HAND-COLOURED ENGRAVINGS OF A ROMAN INTERIOR

    BY ANTONIO GIUSEPPE BARBAZZA, 1752

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF FOUR ITALIAN HAND-COLOURED ENGRAVINGS OF A ROMAN INTERIOR
    BY ANTONIO GIUSEPPE BARBAZZA, 1752
    Each depicting the interiors of a Roman sculpture gallery, two inscribed at the top, 'AERAE CHRISTI SAECULUM PRIMUM, the other two inscribed 'AERAE CHRISTI SAECULUM SECUNDUM, each inscribed at the bottom 'DEMONSTRATIO HISTORIAE ECCLESIASTICAE QUADRIPARTITAE COMPROBATAE MONUMENTIS PERTINENTIBUS AD FIDEM TEMPORUM ET GESTORUM', within a stiff-leaf carved parcel-gilt and ebonised moulded later frame
    27¾ x 60 in. (70.5 x 152.5 cm.) [without frame]; 38¾ x 71 in. (98.5 x 180.5 cm.) [with frame] (4)


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    The illustrations of Imperial Rome's monuments, sculptures and coins formed part of a suite of six engravings designed by A. G. Barbazza to illustrate Francesco Bianchini's Demonstratio historiae ecclesiasticae... or The story of the Church divided in four parts and explained with images of holy and unholy monuments referred to in religion, 1752.

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    Provenance

    Bought from Carlton Hobbs Ltd., London, 1998.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
    (lots 233-234)