Swing in Rome
Information about author
The first work titled La Confiena in Roma was performed by Bartolomeo Pinelli for Raccolta di cinquanta costumi pittoreschi (Collection of fifty picturesque costumes engraved in strong water) released in 1809. In a simplified version presented, in particular, in the Lviv collection, Pinelli's engraving has been known since 1816. It was issued in the album Nuova Raccolta di Cinquanta costumi pittoreschi incisi di acqua forte published in Rome in 1817. It was a composition from a series of youth entertainment. Between the walls of the brick building, a young man and a young girl rocked a swing, on the long wooden seat of which three girls were sitting. The person depicted in the center holds an oval object, possibly a mirror. Another young man peeks out from behind the wall, waiting for his turn to swing. The engraving is painted with bright watercolor paints, with prevailing red, blue, and pink ones.
In the lower right corner there is the author's signature Pinelli written in illegible italics. In the center of the engraving under the image there is the title of the work La Confiena in Roma. In the upper right corner there is a number "11".