12 June 2009
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.
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