C1691

[Apotheose of Aeneas}

Artist:

Pietro Cortona (1596 - 1669)

Large engraving of the a portion of the fresco depicting the Greek myth of Apotheose of Aeneas made by Pietro Da Cortona in 1651. Pope Innocent X had built the imposing family palace at Piazza Navona, Rome and commissioned the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[Apotheose of Aeneas}

Date:

C1691

Artist:

Pietro Cortona (1596 - 1669)

Engraver:

Carlo Cesi 
(1622 – 
1682)

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

560mm 
x 390mm
AUTHENTICITY
[Apotheose of Aeneas} - Antique Print from 1691

Genuine antique
dated:

1691

Description:

Large engraving of the a portion of the fresco depicting the Greek myth of Apotheose of Aeneas made by Pietro Da Cortona in 1651. Pope Innocent X had built the imposing family palace at Piazza Navona, Rome and commissioned the frescoes of the Galleria which were painted by Pietro da Cortona. 

Aeneas, after being commanded by the gods to flee the fall of Troy, gathered a group, collectively known as the Aeneads, who then traveled to Italy and became progenitors of Romans. The Aeneads included Aeneas’s trumpeter Misenus, his father Anchises, his friends Achates, Sergestus, and Acmon, the healer Iapyx, the helmsman Palinurus, and his son Ascanius. He carried with him the Lares and Penates, the statues of the household gods of Troy, and transplanted them to Italy.

 

 

Biography:

Pietro da Cortona (1596-1669) 

Cortona as an Italian Baroque painter and architect and was one of the key figures in the emergence of Roman Baroque architecture. He was also an important designer of interior decorations.

Carlo Cesi (1622 -1682)

Carlo Cesi  was born in Antrodoco on April 17, 1622. In 1642, moved to Rieti, where he began studying drawing and painting, then went to Rome where he continued his training with Pietro de Cortona.

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