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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
Italian
Title
Trevi Fountain
Work Type
Fountain; photographs
Location
Italy, Rome
Material
black and white photography
Measurements
20.3 x 25.9 cm
Description
There is a blank margin along the bottom of the print
Restored after 1,000 years of silence by Pope Nicholas V in 1485, the fountain was renewed in the 17th century and then transformed from a handy source of household water into a scenic wonder. The huge fountain bulges into most of a tiny square and takes up the entire end of an abutting palace. Nicola Salvi won a 1732 competition by designing a late Baroque marble mass of rocks and rills, rush and gush, beards and buttocks, all very allegorical and damp. It took 30 years to complete. Its water, from Acqua Vergine, was considered Rome's softest and best tasting; for centuries, barrels of it were taken every week to the Vatican and carried off by the jugful by expatriate English tea brewers. Declared nonpotable in 1961, the waters are now recycled by electric pumps.Britannica OnlineThere is a blank margin along the bottom of the print
Repository
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.) Art & Architecture Library
Subject
Mythology
ID Number
281
Source
Volume 17: Rome/Florence Page 39
Variant Title
Fontana di Trevi
Image Materials/Technique
albumen paper
ID Number Note
Number assigned by photographer or print studio
Inscription
lower left, in black: 281 FONTANA DI TREVI
Rights
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File Properties
File Name
1359500.fpx
SSID
1359500

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