41.72(3.47) Moving the Vatican Obelisk

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Moving the Vatican Obelisk

Artist: Natale Bonifacio (Italian, 1537–1592)
Draftsman: Drawn by Giovanni Guerra (Italian, Modena 1544–1618 Rome)
Publisher: Bartolomeo Grassi (Italian active Rome, ca. 1553–after 1595)
Architect: Designed by Domenico Fontana (Swiss, Melide 1543–1607 Rome)
Patron: Moving of obelisk commissioned by Pope Sixtus V (Felice Peretti) (Italian, Grottamare near Pescara 1520–1590 Rome)
Date: 1586
Medium: Etching, printed from three plates
Classifications: Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, Transferred from the Library, 1941
Accession Number: 41.72(3.47)

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