Etching of St. Peter's Basilica and Plazza in Vatican / Rome by Jean Barbault. His Rome etchings are contemporary with Piranesi. It shows a authentic view of Rome in the middle of 18th century.
Minor soiling in lower centrefold, minor waterstained in upper margin. Good and strong impression. Overall in fine condition on heavy chained line paper.
Jean Barbault was a French painter born around 1705. He died 1766 in Rome. Publications: Les plus beaux monuments de Rome ancienne. Rome, 1763. - Les plus beaux édifices de Rome moderne. Rome, 1763. - Recueil de divers monuments anciens répandus en plusieurs endroits de l'Italie. Rome, 1770. - Collection choisie d'anciens bas-reliefs. Rome, 1783.
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Jean Barbault: Veduta della Basilica e Piazza di S. Pietro in Vaticano..
Antique town view of St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza San Pietro, Vatican, Rome. Printed in Rome by Bouchard & Gravier circa 1760.
Italy - Barbault, Jean - Veduta della Basilica e Piazza di S....