Auction 134, Lot 569

"Aspect General de Rome", Testard, Jacques Alphonse

Subject: Rome Italy

Period: 1840 (circa)


Color: Black & White

33 x 20.5 inches
83.8 x 52.1 cm

This beautiful etching shows an enormous amount of detail with the prospective from a hill overlooking the city with many figures in the foreground. This production must have taken a master etcher a great amount of time to accomplish. It is a tour de force of etching skills with traditional etching, soft ground, wet point and aquatint evident in the work. Engraved by A. Appert from a drawing by Testard. Not dated, but circa 1840.


Condition: A

The image is flawless, bright and fine. The margins show a little foxing and a short edge tear at right. On an untrimmed full sheet (36" x 26.3") of thick paper with wide margins.

Estimate: $2,200 - $2,750

Sold for: $1,900

Closed on 12/1/2010