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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1720-1778)
Title:Veduta interna della Basilica di S. Maria Maggiore [View of the interior of the Basilica of St. Maria Maggiore] from the series Vedute di Roma [Views of Rome]
Date Made:1768 plate; 1871 or after, print
Materials:Etching, black ink on wove paper
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:sheet: 24 3/4 in x 35 1/2 in; 62.865 cm x 90.17 cm; plate: 17 1/8 in x 27 in; 43.4975 cm x 68.58 cm; image: 16 7/8 in x 26 7/8 in; 42.8625 cm x 68.2625 cm
Narrative Inscription:  trademark: recto, lwr. r. (circular blind stamp): REGIA CALCOGRAFIA / DI ROMA [crown in center] ; inscription: recto, lwr. l. (printed, within image): VEDUTA INTERNA DELLA BASILICA DI S. MARIA MAGGIORE ; signature: recto, lwr. l. (printed, within image): CAVAL. PIRANESI INC. ; inscription: recto, lwr. r. (printed): 700 ; inscription: recto, lwr. r. (printed): 16
Accession Number:  MH 1972.75.9.P.RII
Credit Line:Source and date of acquisition unknown
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

View of a long basilica with columns on both sides but flat and coffered ceiling. Nave barely visible at far end. Doric columns.

architecture; buildings; ancient; columns; ceilings; statues; temples; religion; people; international

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