Tommaso Cuccioni, attributed to - Colosseum
Tommaso Cuccioni, attributed to
Albumen print. 33 x 47 cm. Flush-mounted to original card.
Of all the views of the outer structure of the Colosseum featured in this sale, it is this one - attributed to the Italian Tommasso Cuccioni - that best captures its monumentality. It is reminiscent of the views of Piranesi, although this artist depicted the architecture with his own typical manner of warping perspective. The monumental appearance is achieved through an increased focus on the motif and its isolated position within the urban context. The print is also impressive for its high level of precision.
Rott/Siegert 2005, ill. p. 142; Bonetti 2008, ill. p. 43 and p. 156 (cat. 99)