In Casa Pseudorbana di Pompei

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Copper engraving from "Gli Ornati delle pareti ed i pavimenti delle stanze dell'Antica Pompeii, incisi in rame”, plate 12: 'Casa di Pompei Pseudorbana, piano superiore. Parete piu corta, con nicchia del Laconico, o sia stufa’. Engraving by Francesco Martano after a drawing by Giuseppe Chiantarelli. The complete edition of this work consisted of more than 100 records and was a display of the murals and floor mosaics as they were uncovered during excavations at Pompeii in the second half of the 18th century. Works o the edition started in 1796. The discovery of Herculaneum and Pompeii resulted in a huge interest in Roman art and architecture; these engravings of Pompeii were very popular with Grand Tour travelers, and had an enormous influence on the architecture and decorative arts of the 1800s. Plate Size 57 x 38.5 cm Paper Size 94 x 62.5 cm

Naples, Stamperia Reale
First half 19th century

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