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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Delian houses, some of which are famous for their mosaics and paintings (e.g. the House of Dionysos, House of the Trident, House of the Dolphins etc.), constitute the island’s most exceptional architectural remains. In their surviving state they represent the urban development of the 2nd and 1st centuries BC, stimulated by the influx of foreign merchants. They conform to a characteristic ancient Greek house plan with a central courtyard surrounded by various rooms. In the most opulent hou…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Rome, Italy - Villa di Medici

    A Mannerist villa and an architectural complex with a garden contiguous with the larger Borghese gardens, on the Pincian Hill next to Trinità dei Monti in Rome. The Villa Medici, owned by Ferdinando I de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and now property of the French State, has housed the French Academy in Rome since 1803. Ferdinando purchased the villa from Cardinal Giovanni Ricci, and enlarged it to hold his collection of Classical sculpture. The garden fron…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    A Mannerist villa and an architectural complex with a garden contiguous with the larger Borghese gardens, on the Pincian Hill next to Trinità dei Monti in Rome. The Villa Medici, owned by Ferdinando I de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and now property of the French State, has housed the French Academy in Rome since 1803. Ferdinando purchased the villa from Cardinal Giovanni Ricci, and enlarged it to hold his collection of Classical sculpture. The garden front, above a deep loggia, was enc…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The term peristyle refers to the court toward the back of a Roman house, commonly with a small garden surrounded by a colonnade.

    Herculaneum offers some valuable evidence for the study of the development of Roman domestic architecture. The buildings at the site are grouped in blocks (insulae), defined by the intersection of the east-west (cardi) and north-south (decumani) streets. The second house in insula II got its name from a fresco of Argus and Io which once adorned a reception room off…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The Villa Rosazza Di Negro is at present a school (Casa America). Built in the 16th century, it owes its current look to restructuring by the architect Andrea Tagliafichi in 1787. It has a very elegant ashlar-work façade, with gable and statues and has kept many beautiful frescoes in its interior. The public park which surrounds it features terraces, lily ponds and an English garden with a Neoclassical temple. Oscar Wilde recalled the villa in a sonnet he composed while staying in Genoa.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Labeled as being the house of Perugino. This is possible, as Perugino (born Pietro di Cristoforo di Vannucci) was a shrewd and successful professional who is documented as having owned several houses and is recorded as having left property to his three sons. He operated a studio in Perugia in 1501, where one of his pupils was Raphael.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The term peristyle refers to the court toward the back of a Roman house, commonly with a small garden surrounded by a colonnade.

    Herculaneum offers some valuable evidence for the study of the development of Roman domestic architecture. The buildings at the site are grouped in blocks (insulae), defined by the intersection of the east-west (cardi) and north-south (decumani) streets. The second house in insula II got its name from a fresco of Argus and Io which once adorned a reception room off…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The term peristyle refers to the court toward the back of a Roman house, commonly with a small garden surrounded by a colonnade.

    Herculaneum offers some valuable evidence for the study of the development of Roman domestic architecture. The buildings at the site are grouped in blocks (insulae), defined by the intersection of the east-west (cardi) and north-south (decumani) streets. The second house in insula II got its name from a fresco of Argus and Io which once adorned a reception room off…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Faces the peninsula of Bellagio.

    A villa on Lake Como. It was built for the Milanese marquis Giorgio Clerici in 1690. An Italian garden, with steps, fountains and sculptures was laid out at the same time. The architect who designed the villa is unknown. It was completed in 1745, and remained in the hands of marquis Clerici until 1795, when it passed by marriage to the banker and Napoleonic politician Giambattista Sommariva, who added a pediment and clock. In 1843, it was given as a wedding p…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    The 15th century building was built in the Venetian Gothic style, with decoration recalling the Ca ‘d'Oro. (Padua was conquered by the Venetians in 1405). It was significantly restored in the nineteenth century and rebuilt in neo-Gothic. On the front are two inscriptions visible on the left and right of the piano nobile. The left one records that Dante Alighieri lived here in 1306, but this is unlikely, although it is certain that the poet was in Padua and knew the city well. In the n…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    One of the larger villas in foreground, road in background. Located SE of Naples at foot of Mount Vesuvius; possibly founded by the Oscans in 6th century BCE; ruled by Samnites, then taken by Rome ca. 80 BCE; was prosperous city and resort; damaged by earthquake in 63 CE, rebuilt; destroyed by eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE. The eruption buried Pompeii under 22 meters of ash and pumice, and it was lost for nearly 1,600 years before its accidental rediscovery around 1592. Since then, its excava…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Household shrine in a wall niche with relief carving, ornamentation. Located SE of Naples at foot of Mount Vesuvius; possibly founded by the Oscans in 6th century BCE; ruled by Samnites, then taken by Rome ca. 80 BCE; was prosperous city and resort; damaged by earthquake in 63 CE, rebuilt; destroyed by eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE. The eruption buried Pompeii under 22 meters of ash and pumice, and it was lost for nearly 1,600 years before its accidental rediscovery around 1592. Since then, i…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01