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Engraving of the Trevi Fountain [Fontana Dell Acqua Vergine Detta Di Trevi]

MO 63.1818
Engraving of the Trevi Fountain [Fontana Dell Acqua Vergine Detta Di Trevi]
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian Engraver, 1720-1778)
ca. 1740
Copper engraving
Framed: 29" x 38"
Intaglio print of the Trevi Fountain in Palazzo Poli Rome, Italy. Piranesi masterfully etches this fountain which was the most ambitious of the Baroque fountains of Rome built 1732-1762.
This engraving was sent to the First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy by Amintore Fanfani, Prime Minister of Italy (1954, 1958–59, 1960–63, 1982–83, 1987), when he learned she would be unable to join President Kennedy on a state visit to Rome because she was pregnant.
Amintore Fanfani, Prime Minister of Italy 1954, 1958–59, 1960–63, 1982–83, 1987; Interim President of Italy (1978)
JFKPOF-109-002
National Archives and Records Administration. Office of Presidential Libraries. John F. Kennedy Library. (04/01/1985- )
Donated to the United States
JFKSG-MO-1963-1818