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Pompeiian Fresco, Italian Print by Fratelli Alinari



Pompeiian Fresco, Italian Print by Fratelli Alinari
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Overview

  • Vintage item
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This handsome collotype print reproduces a photograph of a wall fresco in the House of the Vettii in ancient Pompeii. Fratelli Alinari, founded in Florence, Italy in 1852, is the world's oldest photographic firm and has a collection of over 5 million photographs. Their art prints, like this one, are high quality and true to life. The original fresco is located in the triclinium (dining room) of the house; a view of the building from the courtyard is shown in photograph # 8. The Roman townhouse was buried by the explosion of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD; when it was discovered and excavated it revealed beautiful paintings like this one on the walls, preserved for millennia.

The print, which depicts Roman gods and goddesses, measures about 10 inches by 14 inches. The 1 inch wide wood frame is antiqued gold on the face and painted black on the edges. The print is mounted on a 1/4 inch thick wooden board, held in place with metal swivel fasteners and with a hanger mounted at the top of it. It weighs just 1 pound 10 ounces. The paper label on the back reads:

ALINARI FRATELLI / I.D.E.A. INSTITUTO DI EDIZIONE ARTISTICHE {INSTITUTE OF ARTISTIC EDITION}
FIRENZE {Florence} Via Nazionale 6, Italia {# 6 National Way, Italy---pictured in photograph # 9---they've been there since 1863}
affresco pompeiano {Pompeian fresco}
decorazione parietale {wall decoration}
Pompei-casa dei vettii {Pompeii-house of the vettii}

This beautiful print is in very good condition, with a few minor scratches; the frame is very good, with some edge wear-- which simply makes it look more ancient--and is structurally sound. This Italian art print is wonderful alone or as part of a grouping.

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