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Fontana in Piazza Navona [Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi]. From 'La Fontane di Roma nelle Piazze e Luoghi Publici (...)'.

Artist:
Giovanni Battista Falda (Italian, Valduggia 1643–1678 Rome)
Publisher:
Published by Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi (Italian, Rome 1627–1691 Rome)
Date:
1691 or after
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Plate: 11 1/8 x 8 9/16 in. (28.2 x 21.7 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Gift of D. W. Langton, transferred from the Library (1991.1073.145)
Accession Number:
1991.1073.145(19)
Not on view
View of the Fountain of the Four Rivers on Piazza Navona in Rome, designed by Bernini and erected in 1651. The fountain is characterized by the personifications of the four rivers Danube (Europe), Nile (Africa), Ganges (Asia) and Rio de la Plata (America) placed on the rocky base of a large obelisk. The print shows the fountain at an angle with the male personification of the Rio della Plata in the center.
Inscription: 'FONTANA IN PIAZZA NAVONA / Architettura del Cav. Gio. Lorenzo Bernini.'; 'G.B. Falda del. et inc.'; 'G. Iac. Rossi le stampa in Roma alla Pace co. Priv. del. S.P.'; '19'

Marking: Watermark: Fleur-de-lis in a double circle
TIB 47 pt.2 Comm. pp. 4-29, .005-.055; pp. 41-42, .077-080.
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