Art/ Collection/ Art Object

View of the famous Vatican Basilica with its spacious portico and adjacent Piazza, from Vedute di Roma (Views of Rome), part I

Series/Portfolio:
Vedute di Roma
Artist:
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)
Date:
ca. 1750–78
Medium:
Etching; first state of three (Hind)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 1/4 x 29 5/16 in. (51.5 x 74.5 cm) Plate: 18 1/2 x 27 15/16 in. (47 x 71 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number:
41.71.1.16(3)
Not on view
Inscription: At lower left: 1. Palazzo Apostolico nel Vaticano. / 2. Logge con pitture di Rafaele. / 3. Mura che circondano la / Citta di Roma.
At bottom center: Veduta dell'insigne Basilica Vaticana coll'ampio Portico, e Piazza adjacente.
At lower right: 4. Corridojo che serve di passaggio / dal Vaticano a Castel S. Angelo. / 5. Palazzo della Sacra Inquisizione / Cavaliere Piranesi delin. ed inc.

Marking: On verso at center: The Metropolitan Museum of Art stamp
Focillon 720; Wilton-Ely I.296.253; Hind 70.120 i/iii
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