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Pincio Fontana S. Pietro Roma (Garden Fountain at the Villa Borghese)
  • Europe
  • Pincio Fontana S. Pietro Roma (Garden Fountain at the Villa Borghese), late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Rome, Italy
  • albumen print
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  • Transfer from the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Not on display
  • S2015.028
Description

A rear view of a fountain at the Villa Borghese, which overlooks St. Peter's of Rome through an opening of trees. Located to the left of the frame is a fountain of Jochebed at the moment of her rising from the ground after placing Moses in a reed basket. Shrubbery covers the base of the sculpture, while the pool of water remains still. Tall, full trees provide the backdrop, offsetting the sculpture. Off-center-right, the trees create an opening, which provides a distant view of St. Peter's Basilica.