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View, Italy, Rome, The Pantheon, Ladislaus Rupp, 19th Century, Antique Print


Ladislaus Rupp (1793-1854) (artist and engraver)
Veduta del Pantheon, in Oggi S. Maria ad Martyres Detta la Rotonda
[View of the Pantheon, Today Known as Santa Maria of the Martyrs, Called the Rotunda]
Italian: c. 1820-50
Etching and aquatint
Paper watermarked: J WHATMAN
13 x 17.75 inches, image
15.5 x 19 inches, platemark
16.5 x 20.5 inches, overall

19th century exterior view of the Pantheon in Rome, a second century Roman temple later consecrated as a Catholic Church, and still standing today, facing the Piazza della Rotonda. The structure is noted for its great circular room and domed ceiling with a span of 142 feet (43.2 m). An inscription beneath the print indicates that the artist drew the scene on site. It is printed on paper with the watermark of English papermaker J. Whatman; in the first half of the 19th century English and French intaglio printmaking papers were considered the best quality and imported throughout Europe.

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Ladislaus Rupp was a Viennese artist and engraver and a mosaicist, best known for his depictions of Italian architecture in etching and aquatint. He was a student of Giacomo Raffaelli in Milan, where he spent most of his life. Rupp produced a series of topographical views of important sites in Italy, probably marketed as souvenirs to foreign visitors on the Grand Tour. He contributed plates to works published by Ferdinando Artaria in Milan, including Il Duomo di Milano (1823) and, with Carlo Gilio, Eglises principales de l’Europe (c. 1830).

Full publication information: L. Rupp dis. dal vero ed inc. Veduta del Pantheon, in Oggi S. Maria ad Martyres Detta la Rotonda. Vue du Pantheon, aujourd’hui l’Eglise de S. Marie ad Martyres Nommé La Rotondo

Condition: Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning and wear. Professionally lightly cleaned and deacidified. Platemark faint but present.


Bénézit, E. Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs. France: Librairie Gründ, 1966. Vol. 7, p. 434.

Stijnman, Ad. “Intaglio Printing.” Papier Restaurierung. Vol. 1 (2000) (Suppl.) pp. 91-92, 109. Online at Google docs. (8 July 2010).

“Veduta del Pantheon, in oggi S. Maria ad martyres detta la Rotonda.” Lombardia Beni Culturali. 12 April 2010. (8 July 2010).

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19th Century