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The Raising of the Vatican Obelisk

Etched by Natale Bonifacio
(Italian, 1537–1592)

Draftsman: Drawn by Giovanni Guerra (Italian, Modena 1544–1618 Rome)
Publisher: Published by Antonio Lafreri (French, Orgelet, Franche-Comte ca. 1512–1577 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

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