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* Franciscus Smuglewicz
Warsaw 1745 - 1807 Vilnius
A VISIT TO THE BATHS OF TITUS
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 12,000 USD
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148
* Franciscus Smuglewicz
Warsaw 1745 - 1807 Vilnius
A VISIT TO THE BATHS OF TITUS
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 12,000 USD
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* Franciscus Smuglewicz
Warsaw 1745 - 1807 Vilnius
WARSAW 1745 - 1807 VILNIUS
A VISIT TO THE BATHS OF TITUS
signed, lower left: Francesco Smuglevicz Pit. Disegno and inscribed along wall, lower right: Vestigia delle Terme di Tito e Loro interne pitture
bears inscription, center: Presso Ludovico Mirri Mercanto de Quadri incontro al Palazzo Bernini a Roma.;
gouache and watercolor over pen and black ink
530 by 570mm; 20 7/8 by 22 7/16 in
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Catalogue Note

This drawing is preparatory for the frontispiece of the album of engravings Vestigia delle Terme di Tito e Loro interne pitture, which was published in Rome in 1776, at the initiative of the antiquarian Lodovico Mirri.  Franciscus Smuglewicz, who founded the chair of drawing and painting at the University of Vilnius, made drawings for all the album's illustrations, which were then engraved by Marco Carloni.  The engravings illustrated the frescoes and stucchi of Nero's Domus Aurea, which had been discovered near the Baths of Titus in the late 15th Century.  The remainder of Smuglewicz's drawings for the project are in the Louvre, inv. no. NII 33784.  

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