[Project for the Harbour at Civitavecchia].
Fontana, Carlo, 1634-1714, artist.
Publication details
Physical details
1 drawing : ink and watercolour ; sheet 41.4 x 27.3 cm
Project for a pier, with five galleys moored behind a breakwater ending in a platform with a lantern on a tripod in the foreground at right and promenade leading to a fortified hexagonal tower protected by curved walls on both sides and defended by cannons firing through arches and over the parapet in the background; lines of fire marked in red.
Civitavecchia (Italy)
Additional information
Bound in one of the three volumes of drawings by Carlo Fontana formerly in the collection of Cardinal Albani, acquired by James Adam for George III in 1762 and later transferred to his Geographical Collections. The drawings are preceded by a blank page annotated: 'Drawn Sketches of Civita Vecchia, its ancient Buildings & Neighbouring Country by Fontana 1694'. Probably made in connection with 'the short unillustrated book [Fontana] published in 1710 on Porto d'Anzio, Antio e sue Antichita_" (see Braham, A., and Hager, H., Carlo Fontana: The Drawings at Windsor Castle, London, 1977, p. 132). See related drawings in ink and wash in the same volume."