Roman Baths of Diocletien 19th Century Engraving by Charles Chardon
This engraved print is entitled LES THERMES DE DIOCLETIEN A ROME (at top), VUE PERSPECTIVE
RESTAURATION (at bottom). It depicts the Baths of Diocletian (Thermae Diocletiani) which were the grandest of the Roman public baths. Lower right reads A. GUILLAUMOT PERE SC. Below "VUE
" it reads "Imp. Ch. Chardon" indicating the engraver, Charles Chardon who worked in the late 19th century in Paris. Below "RESTAURATION
" it reads Firmin-Didot & Cie. Editeurs. At the lower left it reads E. PAULIN DEL., a reference to Edmond Jean-Baptiste Paulin (1848-1915), the French architect made famous for his restoration of the Baths of Diocletian. Condition is excellent. Slight fold in center. Folio page mark in upper right corner, but the folio name and date is not known. Frame measures 26" high, 34.75" wide and 1" deep. Portion of print exposed under matte measures 18.2" by 26.75". Plate marks are very light and visible up close.
From an impressive Bedford NY collection. Provenance upon request.