A framed Roman micromosaic panel depicting the Coliseum
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A framed Roman micromosaic panel depicting the Coliseum

BY CESARE ROCCHEGGIANI, ROME, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

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A framed Roman micromosaic panel depicting the Coliseum
By Cesare Roccheggiani, Rome, Second half 19th Century
The circular view within a black marble border inlaid with a malachite band, the reverse of the original square gilt and gesso frame with two paper labels with embossed inscription C. ROCCHEGGIANI/ARTIST/SOLE MANUFACTORY/OF/ROMAN MOSAICS/VIA CONDOTTI, 12. 15/ROME (Italy)
The panel: 11 in. (28 cm.) diameter; The frame: 18¼ in. (46.3 cm.) square
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Lot Essay

Member of a well-known family of Roman mosaicists, Cesare Roccheggiani was active at the Vatican Mosaic Workshop from 1856 to 1864, before establishing his own independent atelier at 125, via Babuino, and then at 14-15 via Condotti, both near the Piazza di Spagna.

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