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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1720-1778)
Title:Veduta della Basilica di Sta. Maria Maggiore con le due Fabbriche laterali di detta Basilica [View of the Basilica of St. Maria Maggiore with two factories next to the Basilica] from the series Vedute di Roma [Views of Rome]
Date Made:1749 plate; 1777 or before, print
Materials:Etching, black ink on ivory laid paper
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:sheet: 22 in x 31 1/2 in; 55.88 cm x 80.01 cm; plate: 15 3/4 in x 21 1/2 in; 40.005 cm x 54.61 cm; image: 15 in x 21 3/8 in; 38.1 cm x 54.2925 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscription: verso, ctr. (blue ink, stamp): MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE LIBRARY ; inscription:recto, lwr. ctr. (printed, within plate): VEDUTA DELLA BASILICA DI STA. MARIA MAGGIORE CON LE DUE FABBRICHE LATERALI DI DETTA BASILICA / LA FACCIATA DI MEZZO ARCHITETTURA DEL CAV. FERDINANDO FUGA. ; inscription: recto, lwr. r. (printed, within plate): PRESSO L’AUTORE A STRADA FELICE NEL PALAZZO TOMATI VICINO ALL TRINITA DE’ MONTI. A PAOLI DUE E MEZZO. ; signature: recto, lwr. l. (printed within plate): PIRANESI DEL. SCOL.
Accession Number:  MH 1972.74.1.P.RII
Credit Line:Transfer from the Mount Holyoke College Library
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

View of St. Maria Maggiore Basilica with the column from the Basilica of Constantine in the foreground. Architecture of Ferdinando Fuga.

architecture; columns; domes; ancient; buildings; people; etchings; international

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