Fontana in Piazza Navona [Fontana del Moro]. 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: 8 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. (21 x 28.6 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Gift of D. W. Langton, transferred from the Library (1991.1073.145)
Accession Number:
1991.1073.145(21)
Not on view
View of the Fountain of the Moor on Piazza Navona in Rome. The fountain was originally designed by Giacomo della Porta, but was restored by Bernini 1673. The latter also added the sculpture of the Moor to which the fountain owes his name.
Inscription: 'FONTANA IN PIAZZA NAVONA / avanti il Palazzo del ecc. mo Sig. Principe Pamphilio, Architettura di Giacomo della Porta, ristaurata dal Cav. Bernini, et abbelita co la statua di Nettuno [sic].'; 'G.B. Falda del. et inc.'; 'G. Iac. Rossi le stampa in Roma alla Pace co. Priv. del. S.P.'; '21'

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