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Rome Views of excavations of the Farnese Gardens area on the Palatine Hill

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Photographer unknown. Views of excavations of the Farnese Gardens area on the Palatine Hill (Orti Farnesiani sul Palatino). Early 1860s. 2 albumen prints. Each circa 20 x 30 cm. Each mounted to card, titled in ink below the image on the mount.

The Gardens of Farnese in Rome, situated on the Palatine Hill, boast a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire. Napoleon III, known for his keen interest in archaeology, acquired the site in 1861 and initiated systematic excavations. However, earlier sporadic excavations, starting from the 1820s, contributed to the gradual destruction of the renowned Renaissance gardens. The two rare photographs offered here provide glimpses into the state of the gardens during the early 1860s, offering valuable insights into their historical significance and evolving landscape. – A few light surface scuff marks, a few small spots, otherwise strong tonal prints in very good condition.

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Germany, Berlin
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Photographer unknown. Views of excavations of the Farnese Gardens area on the Palatine Hill (Orti Farnesiani sul Palatino). Early 1860s. 2 albumen prints. Each circa 20 x 30 cm. Each mounted to card, titled in ink below the image on the mount.

The Gardens of Farnese in Rome, situated on the Palatine Hill, boast a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire. Napoleon III, known for his keen interest in archaeology, acquired the site in 1861 and initiated systematic excavations. However, earlier sporadic excavations, starting from the 1820s, contributed to the gradual destruction of the renowned Renaissance gardens. The two rare photographs offered here provide glimpses into the state of the gardens during the early 1860s, offering valuable insights into their historical significance and evolving landscape. – A few light surface scuff marks, a few small spots, otherwise strong tonal prints in very good condition.

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Germany, Berlin
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