St. Maria Maggiore’s Basilica


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Les Plus Beaux Edifices de Rome Moderne

This folio engraving is from Jean Barbault’s Les Plus Beaux Edifices de Rome Moderne or The Most Beautiful Edifices of Modern Rome, or a Collection of the Most Beautiful Views of the Main Churches, Places, Plazas, Fountains etc., which are in Rome. The work was published in Rome by Bouchard & Gravier in 1763. Each engraving offers a stunning view of Rome very much in the style of Piranesi, but with Barbault offering different angles and views. the engravers for the work included Dominico Montagu, Giraud, and Freicenet.

Jean Barbault (1718-1762) was a French painter, etcher, and print-maker. He worked predominantly in Rome and a disciple of Piranesi. He was noted for his work documenting Roman monuments and antiquities and paintings of local people and costumes.

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