London, South Kensington
13 December 2002
Giovanni Battista Busiri (Rome 1698-1757)
A view of the Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, from the south; A ruined section of the walls of Rome; A capriccio of Roman monuments, figures seated on a fallen column in the foreground; and An extensive landscape with fortified buildings among trees
numbered '87', '97', '88' and '96', and inscribed 'muro torto' (2)
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash
6¾ x 9 in. (174 x 228 mm.) each (4)
Bennet Langton, 1790.
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