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Du Perac Title - 1575


I Vestigi dell'Antichitá di Roma Raccolti et Ritratti in Perspettiva con Ogni Diligentia da Stefano Du Perac - 1575
Dated 1575

From the rare first edition of the series of prints etched by Etienne Du Pérac and published  in Rome in 1575
Publisher:Lorenzo Vaccari (Italian, active Rome, ca. 1575–1608).

Du Pérac (1525-1604) was a French architect and garden designer who had studied engraving under Antonia Lafreri, to who's Speculum Magnificentiae he contributed.
The prints were published in the same year as the set by Battista Pittoni. While Pittoni works closely to the work of Hieronymus Cock, Du  Pérac shows his own designs. 
 Du Pérac represents as no other the lively renewal and interest in sixteenth century Rome, his prints form a a key source for the state of the Roman monuments at that time.
Excellent impression on early laid paper.



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SKU rom3
Picture Size 21,50 x 38,00 cm
Specification Print
technic Etching
Artist Etienne Du Perac
period 16th Century
School French
subject Landscape
rating ****

 Etienne Dupérac (Etcher, engraver, painter,draughtsman, architect, garden designer, French c.1535? - 1604)

 He had studied engraving under Antonio Lafreri, to whose Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae he contributed.

Etienne Duperac, a native of Bordeaux or Paris, he soon moved to Venice, where he learned the art of making various subjects by Titian, mainly for the publisher Giovanni Francesco Camocio.

He arrived in Rome in 1559 where he devoted himself to the study of architecture and antiquities, with special attention to the works of Michelangelo.
In Rome knows Onofrio Panvinio, archaeologist and antiquarian who influences him and introduced him to the study of Roman antiquities. Like all artists from Northern Europe, was fascinated by the majesty of the Roman ruins and decided to study them. The above representations of the monuments of Rome, such as those performed by Hieronymus Cock in 1550, were painted and embellished with elements of fantasy.

The great importance of the views of Rome Duperac lies in the fact that they were represented with absolute precision archaeological and topographical, as to be now studied with great attention by scholars of archeology, monuments and sites as they often are now lost." Roma Rome Robert Dusmenil, Peintre Graveur Francais, vol. VIII, pp. 92 - 99, 1 - 40; Reed & Wallace, Italian Etchers of the Renaissance & Barocque, p. 83,84. 380 210

He specialized in antiquities, maps and views and published his own work

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