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A framed Roman micromosaic panel entitled 'Pompeiana con Vasa'

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A framed Roman micromosaic panel entitled 'Pompeiana con Vasa'

BY BIAGIO BARZOTTI, REVERENDA FABBRICA DI SAN PIETRO, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

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A framed Roman micromosaic panel entitled 'Pompeiana con Vasa' By Biagio Barzotti, Reverenda Fabbrica di San Pietro, Second half 19th Century Signed to the lower right corner R.F.S.P and B. Barzotti, with paper label to the reverse inscribed REV. FABBCA. D. S. PIETRO IN VATICANO and numbered 952 Pompeiana con Vasa £3200, within a giltwood acanthus and laurel-carved frame The plaque: 24¾ x 12 in. (63 x 30.5 cm.); The frame: 33¼ x 20¾ in. (84.5 x 53 cm.)
Literature
R. Grieco & A. Gambino, Roman Mosaic: l'arte del micromosaico tra '700 e '800, Milan, 2001, p. 144 (illustrated).
D. Petochi, M. Alfieri and M. G. Branchetti, I Mosaici Minuti Romani dei secoli XVIII e XIX, Rome, 1981.
A. Gonzalez-Palacios and S. Röttgen, The Art of Mosaics, Selections from the Gilbert Collection, Los Angeles, 1982.
J. H. Gabriel, Micromosaics, Trieste, 2000.
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Lot Essay

Working from his studio located at 57 via del Babuino, Biagio Barzotti was an active mosaicist for the Vatican workshops until the end of the 19th century. On occasion, the artist was commissioned to render works for Pope Leo XIII (d.1903), the most notable of which depicts the Pontiff blessing a congregation at St. Peter's Basilica.
The abbreviation R.F.S.P. stands for Reveranda Fabbrica di S. Pietro, the institution under whose jurisdiction the mosaic workshop operated.

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