Tommaso Cuccioni, attributed to - Colosseum

Tommaso Cuccioni, attributed to - Colosseum - image-1
Tommaso Cuccioni, attributed to - Colosseum - image-1

Tommaso Cuccioni, attributed to

Colosseum
c. 1855

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.

Literature

Rott/Siegert 2005, ill. p. 142; Bonetti 2008, ill. p. 43 and p. 156 (cat. 99)

Lot 824 Dα

Estimate:
400 € - 600 €

Result:
438 €