Rome: a capriccio of ancient buildings in their unruined state, including two temples, an obelisk, and the mausoleum of Hadrian; with sculptures and a fountain. Etching by J.S. Müller, 1746, after G.P. Panini.
- Panini, Gian Paolo, 1691 or 1692-1765.
- April 12th 1746
About this work
Left to right, the buildings are the temple of Antoninus and Faustina; the temple of Fortuna Virilis (also called temple of Portunus, in the Forum Boarium, Ponte Palatino); and Hadrian's mausoleum (Castel Sant'Angelo). In the centre are an Egyptian obelisk (possibly the Flaminian, Piazza del Popolo), and the Tiber flowing under the Ponte Sant'Angelo (Pons Aelius). In the foreground are (left) the Farnese Hercules (Haskell and Penny, op. cit., pp. 229-232), and on the right a sphinx next to the Medici vase (Haskell and Penny, op. cit., pp. 315-316). Among the staffage are philosophers in discussion by a pool and women getting water from a fountain. On the ground are fragments of ancient buildings
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