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Maker(s):Piranesi, Giovanni Battista
Culture:Italian (1720-1778)
Title:Veduta del Romano Campidoglio con Scalinata che va alla Chiesa d'Araceli [View of the Roman Capitol and the Steps of S. Maria in Aracoelli] from the series Vedute di Roma [Views of Rome]
Date Made:1775 (possibly 1757) 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 cm x 86.4 cm; Sheet: 21 13/16 in x 29 1/16 in; 55.4 cm x 73.8 cm; Plate: 15 15/16 in x 21 5/8 in; 40.5 cm x 54.9 cm; Image: 15 3/4 in x 21 3/8 in; 40 cm x 54.3 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscription: verso, center (blue ink, stamp): MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE LIBRARY ; inscription: recto, lower right (printed, within plate): PIRANESI DEL. SCOL. ; inscription: VEDUTA DEL ROMANO CAMPIDOGLIO CON SCALINATA CHE VA ALLA CHIEF A D'ARACELI / ARCHITECTURA DI MICHELANGELO BONAROTI ; recto, lwr. r. (printed, within plate): PRESSO L'AUTORE A STRADA FELICE NEL PALAZZO TOMATI VICINO ALLA TRINITA DE'MONTI. A PAOLI DUE E MEZZO
Accession Number:  MH 1966.13.P.RII
Credit Line:Transfer from the Mount Holyoke College Library
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Two steeply inclined stairs lead up to buildings of the Capitoline in the distance, the architecture and layout of which was redesigned by Michelangelo Buonarotti in the 16th century. Below the image is an inscription with the title and key to the numbered features.

1: Abitazione del Senator Romano [Home of the Roman Senator] (now known as the Palazzo Senatorio)

2: Museo ove si conservano le statue antiche [Museum where the ancient statues are kept] (the Palazzo del Museo Capitolino [the Palace of the Capitoline Museum])

3: Palazzo de Conservatori (the Palazzo dei Conservatori [Palace of the Conservators])

4: Statua equestre di Marco Aurelio di metallo Corintio [Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius in Corinthian metal]

5: Statue colossali antiche di Castore e Polluce [Colossal antique statues of Castor and Pollux]

6: Trofei d'Augusto, volgarmente detti di Mario [Trophies of Augustus, commonly called Marius]

7: Colonna milliaria Aurea (the Miliario Aureus [the Golden Milestone])

8: Leonesse di marmo Egizio [Egyptian marble lions]

landscapes; architecture; buildings; carriages; roads; stairs; statues; horses; people; mythology; ancient; construction; equestrians

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