This painting is the view of Il Ponte Fabricio from the street level of modern Rome looking down to the river Tiber. This lower level is the level of Ancient Rome.
Notice the bridge crossing the water in three arches? Originally there were six, three small and two larger. This was a brilliant way to keep the bridge from turning into a dam when the Tiber flooded. The small arch in the middle acted as a pressure release valve.
On the other side of the bridge is the Isola Tiberina with the Torre dei Caetani standing tall at the entrance to the island. It is one of the few medieval towers still left in the Eternal City. During the Middle Ages it guarded the bridge which was one of only two bridges that crossed the river.
20x16 watercolor by Kimberly Cammerata
Completed June 29, 2020
Fabriano Cold press 300 lb (640 gsm). Crafted in Italy since 1264. Mould-made of 100% cotton and are acid-free/pH neutral and chlorine-free. Papers are synthetically sized both internally and externally so that no animal by-products are used.
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