A triptych of framed, 17th century copper engravings by Italian engraver and artist Pietro Santi Bartoli (1635 - 1700).
The prints are numbered VII, VIII and IX, and are part of a series of mythological subjects copied from the Nasoni Tomb on Via Flamini in Rome. They are mounted and presented in new, gilt frames.
Some of the designs were used by Wedgewood on their porcelain.
In 1674 a tomb decorated with murals was discovered on the Via Flaminia in Rome, which on the basis of inscriptions was wrongly identified as Ovid’s tomb. Pietro Santi Bartoli, an ardent frequenter of the ‘Schools of the Tombs’, preserved the mural designs in prints published in 1680 as "Le pitture antiche del sepolcro de’ Nasoni". These prints form part of Bartoli’s project to record the vestiges of Roman art.
Framed. Priced for the triptych.
Print sizes: 18cm x 16.5cm
Frames sizes: 33.5cm x 33.5cm