The Tiber in “Vanished Rome” watercolors

The work which has given notoriety worldwide to Ettore Roesler Franz is undoubtedly the “Vanished Rome”, or rather, quoting his own words, “Rome picturesque / Memories of an era that goes.” They are 120 watercolors (each of about 53 × 75 cm., vertical or horizontal), all made between 1878 and 1896, divided into three series of 40 each. Thanks to this work, nowadays it is possible to have a historical record of urban and suburban views that were disappearing, to be handed down to posterity.

The works are at the Museo di Roma in Trastevere (formerly “Folklore Museum”) in Piazza Sant’Egidio and are shown periodically.

Here there are the watercolors belonging to  “Vanished Rome” collection that depict The Tiber, divided in three series. You can find the entire collection in the specific section of this website.