Pelagio Palagi – Album with 32 Views of Rome and its Surroundings

          Pelagio Palagi (Bologna 1775-Turin 1860)  Album of 32 views of Rome and surroundings, taken from life with ideal reconstructions of ancient buildings  circa 1806  Album of 30 sheets, of which 29 drawn in pen and brown ink with traces of pencil, two also drawn on the back and one in pencil, 238 × 377 mm each  Provenance: England, private collection    The genre of drawing from life of Roman vedute boasts a centuries-long tradition among the artists of diverse…