s1a) ROMA OCCUPATA DA SUOI NEMICI; plate 175 x 252 mm.
s1b) IL S.P. E' SPOGLIATO DEL SUO GOVERNO; plate 180 x 248 mm.
The entire sheet 193 x 570 mm.
s2a) IL S.P. ISTRUISCE LA CHIESA; plate 175 x 245 mm.
s2b) SCALATA AL PALAZZO QUIRINALE PER PORTARNE VIA IL SOMMO PONTEFICE; plate 178 x 250 mm.
The entire sheet 243 x 570 mm.
s3a) FELICISSIMO E TRIONFANTE RITORNO DEL S. PADRE NELLA SUA SEDE; plate 175 x 275 mm.
s3b) IL TRIONFO DELLA RELIGIONE; plate 180 x 275 mm.
The entire sheet 230 x 580 mm.
Etchings; drawn and etched by Pinelli after Francisco Pomares, from the series Li Regni di Spagna e Portogallo, 1818, which depicts the end of the war in Spain and the pacification of the Papal States after the restoration of Pius VII on his throne in Rome. Very good impressions, printed on laid paper, two on a sheet; generally in very good condition.
Pinelli was one of Ottocento Italy’s most popular draftsmen and illustrators. Living and working primarily in Rome, he studied at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome and at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna. Pinelli was strongly influenced by Felice Giani's free and abstract figural style, as well as the landscapes of the German painter Franz Kaiserman and the foreign veduta painters of the monuments and ruins of Rome. He specialized in depictions of popular scenes, folklore and rustic tradition. A prolific etcher, Pinelli in his lifetime produced the volume of etchings, La Raccolta di Cinquanta Costumi Pittoreschi, and a visual popular history of the city, L’istoria Romana, based on Charles Rollin’s Histoire Romaine. In addition, he also illustrated editions of several classic texts.