Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Figures amid Roman Ruins
Attributed to Gianfrancesco Costa, Italian, 1711 - 1772
Currently not on view
|The Muriel and Philip Berman Gift, acquired from the John S. Phillips bequest of 1876 to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, with funds contributed by Muriel and Philip Berman, gifts (by exchange) of Lisa Norris Elkins, Bryant W. Langston, Samuel S. White 3rd and Vera White, with additional funds contributed by John Howard McFadden, Jr., Thomas Skelton Harrison, and the Philip H. and A.S.W. Rosenbach Foundation, 1985|
LabelA little-known etcher, Gianfrancesco Costa created a series of prints of views outside the city of Venice, portraying the villas of Venetian nobles built along the Brenta River. He is also credited with producing a series of unsigned capricci scenes, one of which is shown here.