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Maker(s):Lauro, Giacomo
Culture:Italian (1561-1645)
Title:Ecclesia S. Mariae Maioris [The Church of Santa Maria Maggiore], Plate 156 from the series Antiquae Urbis Splendor [The Wonders of Ancient Rome]
Date Made:1618 plate; 1618-1641 print
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:Mat: 14 in x 18 in; 35.6 cm x 45.7 cm; Sheet: 7 1/4 in x 9 7/16 in; 18.4 cm x 24 cm; Image: 7 1/8 in x 9 1/4 in; 18.1 cm x 23.5 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. ctr. (printed, etched in plate): ECCLES IA • S • MARIÆ • MAIORIS; PLATE NUMBER: recto, upp. r. (printed, etched in plate): 156; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. r. (printed, etched in plate): (nine lines of text to be added); INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. l. and lwr. r. (printed, etched in plate): (ten lines of text to be added); INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. ctr. (printed, etched in plate): Roma 1612 / Cum Privilgio / Súmi Pontificis.
Accession Number:  MH 2013.1.22
Credit Line:Gift from the collection of Louise Fitz Randolph
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

View of the facade of the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, with its portico and the relief sculptures above it. Two uneven towers on the westwork and two domes seen rising above the church in the distance flanking it. People walk across an open space in the foreground at the center of which is a Marian column. Stemma/heraldry in the upper left corner. Caption/key below.

churches; towers; architecture; columns

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