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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1720-1778)
Title:Spaccato interno della Basilica di S. Paolo Fuori delle Mura [Cut-away view of the interior of the Basilica of S. Paolo fuori delle Mura] 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: 21 1/4 in x 29 in; 53.975 cm x 73.66 cm; plate: 16 1/4 in x 24 in; 41.275 cm x 60.96 cm; image: 15 3/8 in x 23 3/4 in; 39.0525 cm x 60.325 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscription: verso, center (blue ink, stamp): MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE LIBRARY ; inscription: verso, lower right (printed within plate): PIRANESI FECIT ; inscription: recto, lower left (printed within plate): SPACCATO INTERNO DELLA BASILICA DI S. PAOLO FUORI DELLE MURA
Accession Number:  MH 1966.14.P.RII
Credit Line:Transfer from the Mount Holyoke College Library
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

The interior of a great basilica with arches, friezes and many people and dogs in foreground.

interiors; architecture; columns; people

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