Rome, around 1730
Made by Amedeo (working 1712-1734 in Turin and Rome) or Pietro Seyter (born 1687 in Rome).
Scagliola actually served as substitutional material for marble and had been primarily used for architectural decoration for example upon pillars or chimneys.
The Augsburg family of artists Seyler (also Sayler, Seuter or Seytter) perfected the handling with that material in such delicate and artful images.
The crumpled vedutas of the "Piramide di caio cestio“, of the “Tempio di Bacco“ and the „Spelonca della Ninfa egeria detta volgamete la cafarella“ that are fixed on marble with adhesive strips seem remarkably realistic – they are recreated from contemporary pictures with views of the eternal city.
Height 33 cm, width 37 cm.