View of the Garden of Prince Ludovisi

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Artist

Giovanni Battista Falda, Italian, 1643-1678

Title

View of the Garden of Prince Ludovisi

Keywords

Intaglio

Date

First published 1677, MCCM edition published ca. 1688

Medium/Dimensions

Etching
8 15/16 x 16 9/16 in. (22.7 x 42 cm)

Object Number

1996.002 K

Description

When his uncle became Pope Gregory XV (1621-1623), Ludovico Ludovisi was made a cardinal and, as befitted a cardinal nephew, began to purchase land for a villa and to acquire antiquities, buying up two celebrated collections that had been put together in the sixteenth century. Since his property, which lay in the valley between the Pincian and Quirinal Hills, was the site of the ancient Gardens of Sallust, he had the good fortune to uncover many buried antique masterpieces on his own land. Several of the statues were displayed in a wooded labyrinth opposite the casino at the lower right. Just beyond this labyrinth in an uncultivated field, Falda has depicted an Egyptian obelisk lying on its side, another relic of the ancient gardens which was not re-erected until 1789. Today the cross-shaped casino at the left is the only remnant of the cardinal's gardens. It contains the magnificent ceiling fresco of Aurora that Cardinal Ludovisi commissioned from the Bolognese painter Guercino in 1621.
margin: VEDVTA DEL GIARDINO DELL'ECCELLENTIS.(MO) SIGNOR PRENCIPE LVDOVISI a Porte Pinciana; below is seven item legend; BL: Falda's name; BR: G.G. De Rossi's address and privilege
The Gardens of Rome (Li giardini di Roma)

Credit Line

Art History Department Fund

Exhibits/Publications

Gardens of Rome, Michael C. Carlos Museum, February 14 - May 17, 1998|
Discovering Rome: Maps and Monuments of the Eternal City, Michael C. Carlos Museum, September 16, 2006 - January 14, 2007|
Antichità, Teatro, Magnificenza: Renaissance and Baroque Images of Rome, Michael C. Carlos Museum, August 24 - November 17, 2013
Antichita, Teatro, Magnificenza: Renaissance & Baroque Images of Rome (Atlanta: Michael C. Carlos Museum, 2013), 58 (checklist only).

Rights

© Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University. Photo by Bruce M. White, 2008.
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Citation

Giovanni Battista Falda, Italian, 1643-1678, “View of the Garden of Prince Ludovisi,” Michael C. Carlos Museum Collections Online, accessed September 21, 2018, http://carlos.digitalscholarship.emory.edu/items/show/8037.

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