Giacomo Lauro (1550- –1605) - Hand coloured folio engraving Pars Fori Romani Qua Respicit Arcum... - Roman Forum with the Ruins of the Arch of Titus - Rome, Italy - 1624

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Giacomo Lauro (1550- –1605) - Hand coloured folio engraving Pars Fori Romani Qua Respicit Arcum... - Roman Forum with the Ruins of the Arch of Titus - Rome, Italy - 1624
Hand coloured folio engraving - Not signed - 1624

Pars Fori Romani Qua Respicit Arcum Titi Vespasiani Una Cum Vestigiis Seu Monumentis Templorum Hodie

A Section of the Roman Forum with the Ruins of the Arch of Titus. The image depicts how the Roman Forum would have appeared in the time of Lauro. The Roman Forum was a project begun in the reign of Augustus and continued actively throught Domitian's reign. But by 410 AD, rome was sacked by the Visigoths and plundered. The forum became an abandoned area until around the 19th century.

Vespasian was the general who in 66 AD who crushed a revolt of Jews in Palestine and looted the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. The Romans brought back a huge collection of priceless artifacts and thousands of prisoners. When Nero died in 68, Vespasian returned to Rome to become emperor and the command went to his son, Titus. Titus succeeded his father as emperor in 79, but died in 81. In 82 AD, his brother Domitian built the Arch of Titus in his honor.

The recto of the leaf is blank.



Lauro, Giacomo ( Jacobus Laurus )

Antiquae Urbis Splendor, Hoc Est Praecipua Eiusdem Templa Amphitheatra Theatra Circi Naumachiae Arcus Triumphales Mausolea .
Romae, Apresso Vitale Mascardi, Roma, 1624.

Fine engraving from one of the most influential and beautiful works on the monuments and antiquities of ancient Rome. The Antiquae urbis splendor, ('The Splendor of the Ancient City') served as an important reference book and source of inspiration for many writers and artists. Giacomo Lauro was a roman printmaker active from 1583 to about 1650. Leaf: 30 x 22 cm


Minor age toning and marks to margins. Excellent impression.

Lot details
Artist
Giacomo Lauro (1550- –1605) - Hand coloured folio engraving Pars Fori Romani Qua Respicit Arcum...
Title of artwork
Roman Forum with the Ruins of the Arch of Titus - Rome, Italy - 1624
Year
1624
Technique
Hand coloured folio engraving
Signature
Not signed
Condition
Overall in good condition
Sold with frame
No
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