Lot 10260
December Auction Online including Books & Prints | 20 december 2020
[ORNAMENT PRINTS] – OTTAVIANI, G. (Giovanni) (1735-1808). (“Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano”).

Set of 14 late 18th-cent. large-sized engravings (each printed on 2 attached leaves & numbered “I-XIV” in the plate) by Giovanni Ottaviani after Gaetano Savorelli & Pietro Camporesi, all in a fine CONTEMPORARY HANDCOLOURING. All signed “Joann. Ottaviani sculp[sit]. cum privilegio SS.D.N. Clementis XIII” in the plate (in lower blank margin). (Published in Rome by Marco Pagliarini, ca. 1772). All ca. 107 x 39,5 cm., behind passepartout & uniformly framed (behind glass). (14x)

¶ Katalog Ornamentstich-Sammlung Berlin 4068. Brunet IV, 1110. Graesse VI, p. 27. Thieme/ Becker XXVI, p. 86. Le Blanc III, p. 132. Jessen (Der Ornamentstich) p. 328. Very rare series of 14 large-sized ornament prints (so-called “grotesques”) engraved by the Italian print-maker Giovanni Ottaviani (1735-1808) after designs by the Italian artist Gaetano Savorelli (died in 1791) & the Italian architect Pietro Camporesi (1726-1781) based on the frescoes & wall decorations by the Italian artist Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, 1483-1520) in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City, known as “Logge di Raffaello nel Vaticano”. Originally published as three series of engravings in bookform in co-operation with the Italian print-maker Giovanni Volpato (1735-1803) under the title “Loggie di Rafaele nel Vaticano” (Rome, Marco Pagliarini, 1772-1777) our set comprises almost the first series of engravings dedicated to the decorations of the pilasters. ¶ “The Vatican loggias (Italian: Logge di Raffaello) are a corridor space in the Apostolic Palace, originally open to the elements on one side, which were decorated in fresco around 1519 by Raphael’s large team of artists, [..] the surfaces were mostly covered with grotesque designs on a white background, with paintings imitating sculptures in niches, and small figurative subjects in a revival of Ancient Roman style. This large array provided a repertoire of elements that were the basis for later artists creating grotesque decoration across Europe” (cited from Wikipedia). – Occ. sl. foxed/ browned, but else in good condition (not examined out of frame).

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