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An extensive view of Rome from the Orti della Pineta Sacchetti Gm-14039401

An extensive view of Rome from the Orti della Pineta Sacchetti Gm-14039401

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Giovanni Battista Lusieri (Italian, about 1755–1821) This sweeping panorama view shows the city of Rome stretched out over a plain on a summer's day. A large oak tree on the left anchors the foreground composition and leads the viewer's eye diagonally into the scene, past the tourist lounging on the grass in the middle ground, to the dome of St. Peter's in the distance. Giovanni Battista Lusieri used black lead and chalk with extreme care and precision to create a luminous sheen that resembles gray wash. The effect conveys the radiant Italian sunlight, as it cascades over the Vatican and surrounding buildings.

Lusieri was particularly popular among the aristocratic English travelers who visited Italy as part of their Grand Tour in the 1700s. They greatly admired his attention to detail, commissioning views such as this to remind of the places they had visited. Several contemporary accounts describe Lusieri as a slow but meticulous draftsman, who often drew and colored his works on site.

Art Prints are printed on heavy matte finish German art paper using the finest Canon archival inks. Frame is black natural with a white mattboard and Acrylite glazing.

Wall Murals are printed on 42" matte finish, self-adhesive Kodak PhotoText fabric panels that combine and mount easily on a non textured wall surface. We can custom make to any size, just ask.

Stretched Canvas is stretched by hand over 1.5" thick pine bars and printed on cotton poly matte finish canvas. Each canvas is hand coated with Hahnemuhle UV/Archive coating, these are Swiss quality best in industry canvases.


All our images are digitized from the original negative , printed and assembled in Switzerland to museum standards by our master printer.

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