Isolated View of Bernini's Baldacchino. Plate 39 from the Album 'Basilica di S. Pietro in Vaticano'
After Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Italian, Naples 1598–1680 Rome)
Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi (Italian, Rome 1627–1691 Rome)
Plate: 26 1/2 x 14 7/16 in. (67.3 x 36.6 cm)
Sheet: 29 3/16 x 14 3/8 in. (74.2 x 36.5 cm)
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1945
Not on view
Isolated view of the Baldacchino designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for the Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome. The structure is shown in perspective from the nave of the basilica. The scale of the image on the print has been indicated on the left side of the print.
Inscription: 'Scala palos Roma . 50 .'; 'MOLIS AENEAE QVAM FVSILI ARTIFICIO VRBANVS V.III.PONT.MAX.SUPER.S.S. APOSR. PETRI ET PAVLI / Tumulum excitavit ornavique (?) Laurentius Berninus Eques. qui in Templo Vaticano opus perfecit. hic delineationem expressit.'; 'Gio Giacomo Rossi Formi Roma alla Pace'
Artist: Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Italian, Naples 1598–1680 Rome)Date: 1642–43Medium: Red chalk, the background tinted with an almost imperceptible pale brown wash, framing lines in pen and brown ink (recto); black chalk (verso)Accession: 1973.265On view in:Not on view