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Object: Veduta interna del Campo Santo di Pisa
Series: Pitture a fresco del Campo Santo di Pisa
View of the cloister from the inside looking towards three arcades at the sides, with in the right background the Baptistry and Cathedral with the Leaning Tower. 1812
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Height: 500 millimetres
Width: 740 millimetres (platemark)
- Curator's comments
- A plate from a complete copy of the series of 42 plates. The first two unnumbered plates are topographical, the remaining 40 are numbered and show the late medieval frescoes around the walls of the cloister, which were mostly destroyed by bombing in the Second World War. The series is on full uncut sheets as published, but is now bound in a British Museum binding added in the XIXc. The large plates are accompanied by a much smaller set of letterpress pages (numbered to 27) giving a description of the 42 plates (1856,0209.1338); this was also bound in the British Museum bindery. All the plates have in the bottom right corner the blind stamp of the publisher. Almost all are undated, with the exception of two dated 1808 and 1810. This suggests that production continued over four years. Each plate is dedicated to a patron; these consist of members of the aristocracy, clergy and occupying French officials, and merchants in Livorno. The two most interesting are Cicognara and Denon, both of whom have been indexed.
See Giorgio Marini, 'Le traduzioni incisorie degli affreschi del Camposanto di Pisa' in M T Benedetti et al. 'Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones e il mito dell'Italia nell'Inghilterra vittoriana', Milan 2011, pp.176-83.
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