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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
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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
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

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.

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

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