Art/ Collection/ Art Object

The Raising of the Vatican Obelisk

Artist:
Natale Bonifacio (Italian, 1537–1592)
Draftsman:
Giovanni Guerra (Italian, Modena 1544–1618 Rome)
Architect:
Designed by Domenico Fontana (Swiss, Melide 1543–1607 Rome)
Patron:
Commissioned raising of obelisk Pope Sixtus V (Felice Peretti) (Italian, Grottamare near Pescara 1520–1590 Rome)
Date:
1586
Medium:
Etching, printed from three plates
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.508.102
Not on view
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