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1674

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Special Collections de Beer Ib/1674/T

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In Milano : Per Federico Agnelli Scult. & Stamp.

Description

Not to be outdone by Venice, Pisa and Rome, Milan found her own historian in Carlo Torre. This engraving shows one of the oldest surviving Roman colonnades in the city, but does not lavish too much detail on the surroundings, consigning them to a lighter gray background against which the significant ruin stands out prominently. Nonetheless, the artist could not resist touches of daily life in late seventeenth-century Milan, with sightseers apparently reclining opposite the colonnade to appreciate its artistry.

Contributor

Busca, Antonio, 1625-1686
Garavaglia, Joseph
Biffi, Andrea
Biffi, Filippo
Agnelli, Federico, 1626-1702

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Il ritratto di Milano : diviso in tre libri / colorito da Carlo Torre ... ; nel quale vengono descritte tutte le antichità e modernità, che vedeuansi, e che si vedono nella città di Milano, sì di sontuose fabbriche, quanto di pittura, e di scultura : con varie narrazioni istoriche appartenenti à gesti di principi, duchi, e cittandini

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Torre, Carlo, -1679, “Milan,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed December 10, 2018, http://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7581.

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