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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
17th century, Italian
Title
Villa Aurelia
Villa Farnese
garden view
Work Type
Architecture, residential
Date
1650
Location
Italy, Rome
Description
Villa Aurelia is the American Academy in Rome, Orginally built by Cardinal Girolamo Farnese, was owned by many families. In the early 19th century, the property was purchased by Count Alessandro Savorelli, who began extensive restoration and new construction projects. Much of the decorative work from that period is still visible today. In 1849, Giuseppe Garibaldi selected the Villa Aurelia as his headquarters for the defense of the Roman Republic against the French Army, and, after only one month, French artillery had caused extensive damage. Count Savorelli was able to restore the Villa before his death, and it was then sold to the Monte di Pieta from which it was bought in 1881 by Mrs. Clara Jessup Heyland, an American heiress from Philadelphia. In 1909, Mrs. Heyland died, bequeathing the Villa to the American Academy in Rome
Accession Number
n2016021104
Related Item
Fisher Fine Arts Library Image Collection
ID Number
n2016021104
Source
Gift of Edmund Norwood Bacon
Associated Agent
Bacon, Edmund Norwood (American urban planner, 1910-2005)
Rights
Penn Only
Bacon
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