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Design for Niche, Villa Borghese
by Antonio Asprucci

Design for Niche, Villa Borghese

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This drawing is taken from a set of drawings relating to the Villa Borghese in Rome, one of many projects which the father and son duo of Antonio and Mario Asprucci worked on together. Antonio Asprucci was the principal architect for the extensive modernisation for the Villa Borghese undertaking by Prince Marcatonio and often collaborated with his son.

The Villa Borghese was originally commissioned by Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1576-1633) who was the nephew of Pope Paul V (1552-1621) and whose prominent position in the church allowed him to become an influential collector and patron of the arts. In the following century Prince Marcantonio took up the Borghese tradition of art patronage, expanding the collection and undertaking large scale renovations of the Villa's architecture and gardens under Asprucci Snr.

The original drawing was made in black and grey wash, black ink, and pencil.

We were drawn to the soft shading and intricate detailing creating a pleasing sense of harmony in this piece.

Width: 28 cm
Height: 39 cm
Depth: 4 cm
Weight: 1.44 kg

Giclée printed on Hahnemühle 60% hemp fine art paper with conservation grade mount board and spacers.

Float mounted within a hand-crafted FSC poplar frame and fitted with a poplar subframe, for additional structural support, and to allow the frame to sit flush against the wall.

UV filtering, anti-reflective glass.

Hand-painted in 'Pioneer' by Colourman and finished with Renaissance wax.

Limited edition of 500

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