Accampamento dell'esercito Etrusco sotto Roma. Copper engraving of 1723. Measurement of the engraved part 43 x 58.4 cm. Theatrical scenography of the Etruscan camp during the siege of Rome in 508 BC On the right Muzio Scevola puts his hand on the fire, in the middle the King Porsenna sits on the throne, to his right Valeria and Tarquinio. The camp was located just outside the Servian Walls, in today's Via Sallustiana, near Piazza Barberini. The print presents the folds of the book and is lined up on the verso, otherwise in good condition. Printed on laid paper with indistinguishable watermark. Engraved by Giuseppe Galli from Bibbibena. (Parma, 5 January 1696 - 1757) was an Italian set designer and architect. In his youth he accompanied his father to Barcelona and later to Vienna in the company of both his father and uncle Francesco Galli da Bibbiena. When his father left the Hapsburg court in 1717, he remained in Vienna and became responsible for organizing court parties and official functions. Despite this only in 1723 he was recognized as "First theater engineer". In 1722 he worked in Munich, a year later we find him in Prague to direct the sets for the representation "Costanza e Fortezza" to the Hradčany castle; in 1742 in Vienna for the decoration of the opera house, then in 1747 in Dresden, in Saxony as a set designer and decorator of the opera theater; in 1748 in Bayreuth to design the interiors of the opera house. Two years later, in 1750, he returned to Dresden to renovate the work (burned in 1849) until in 1751 he received special assignments from Frederick II of Prussia known as "the Great", who wanted it stable in Berlin, where on March 12, 1757, he died at the age of 61. Giuseppe left a copious collection of drawings and engravings of his works, still existing thanks to the decision of the author to undertake its publication. In 1716 he published the drawings for L'Alcina, in 1723 those for Costanza and Fortezza and in 1740-44 his own study-drawings of Architecture and Perspective.
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