etching of antique scene, perhaps a wedding

George Turnbull
A treatise on ancient painting
London: A. Millar, 1740
Bequest of Mary K. Woodworth '24

The Roman fresco known as the "Aldobrandini Wedding" was discovered in 1604 or 1605 near the church of Santa Maria Maggiore. It was immediately cut away from the surrounding wall and taken to the villa of Cardinal Peitro Aldobrandini.