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BARBAULT, Jean.

Veduta della Fontana dell’Acqua Felice a Termini

Les plus beaux édifices de Rome moderne, ou Recueil des plus belles vues des principales églises, places, palais, fontaines, &c. Rome:

Published: Rome. 1762

Stock code: 61245

Price: £375

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A magnificent view of the Fountain of Aqua Felice, also known as the fountain of Moses. Pope Sixtus V had the fountain built by the remains of the Baths of Diocletion. Once set into place, though, the statue turned out quite stout and disproportionate; the people of Rome, accustomed to much more refined works of art, strongly criticized it and laughed upon what they called the ‘ridiculous Moses’.

Copper engraving. Hand coloured Size: 39 x 54 cm Very good condition. Large margins

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