[View of Civitavecchia].
Fontana, Carlo, 1634-1714, artist.
Publication details
[between 1694 and 1696]
Physical details
1 drawing : ink, grey wash and graphite ; sheet 27 x 41.5 cm
Perspective view of Civitavecchia, with ships sailing on the Tyrrhenian sea, 'antimurale' and harbour in the foreground and arsenal, piazza and fortifications beyond; dotted lines above might indicate the existing or projected lines of an aqueduct. On two sheets.
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 also previous page in same volume and two related views in the Royal Collection (RCIN 909362 and RL 9865)."