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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1720-1778)
Title:Veduta interna della Basilica di S. Pietro in Vaticano [View of the interior of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican] from the series Vedute di Roma [Views of Rome]
Date Made:1748 plate; 1777 or before, print
Type:Print
Materials:Etching, black ink on ivory laid paper
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:mat: 26 in x 34 in; 66.04 cm x 86.36 cm; sheet: 22 in x 31 1/2 in; 55.88 cm x 80.01 cm; plate: 16 in x 21 1/2 in; 40.64 cm x 54.61 cm; image: 15 in x 23 3/16 in; 38.1 cm x 58.89625 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscription: verso, ctr. (blue ink, stamp): MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE LIBRARY ; signature: recto, lwr. l. (printed, within plate): PIRANESI FECIT ; inscription: recto, ctr. (printed, within plate): VEDUTA INTERNA DELLA BASILICA DI S. PIETRO IN VATICANO
Accession Number:  MH 1972.74.13.P.RII
Credit Line:Transfer from the Mount Holyoke College Library
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Description:
Interior of St. Peter's Basilca with nave in the distance. Barrel vault with rounded arches on sides and partial view of aisle on left.

Tags:
architecture; curves; buildings; windows; religion; people; international; etchings

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