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Le Fabbriche Principali Di Pisa Ed Alcune Vedute Della Stessa Città Intagliate Da Ranieri Grassi Incisore Pisano Con Indice E Descrizione Compendiosa Delle Tavole

RA Collection: Book

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Physical Description

[1] p., [4] pl.; 460 mm.


[T.p.] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

The first three plates are signed as measured and drawn by 'Eduar. Gresy' (i.e. Edward Cresy) and G.L. Taylor, and engraved by Ranieri Grassi; the fourth, as drawn and engraved by Ranieri Grassi.

Summary Note

Our title is from the paper cover of this publication; of which the Royal Academy holds only the paper cover and four plates, with no title-page, 'Indice' or 'Descrizione compendiosa'. The National Art Library, London, and the Biblioteca Herziana, Rome, catalogue an edition with the same title and the publication-date of 1831, having 13 pages and 24 leaves of plates. Edward Cresy and George Ledwell Taylor had toured Italy and Greece between 1817 and 1819; and shortly afterwards published their Architectural Antiquities Of Rome (1821-2), Revived architecture of Italy: palaces of Genoa (1822), and Architecture of the Middle Ages in Italy: Pisa (1829). The plates are captioned, and show: [1] Prospetto esterno del Battistero di Pisa; [2] Prospetto interno ...; [3] Campanile di Pisa in Elevazione e Spaccato; [4] Veduta interna del Campo-Santo. Taylor's sketchbook of his continental tour is preserved at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Binding Note

20th-century red cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Lasinio - Raccolta Di Pitture Antiche, 'R.A.' and '1820'. Bound with one other.


Architecture - Italy - Churches - Cathedrals - Baptisteries - Towers - Cemeteries - Tuscany - Pisa - Campo Santo - History
Elevations - Sections - Views - Italy - 19th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 19th century


Ranieri Grassi, draughtsman, engraver
Edward Cresy, draughtsman