Veduta della Basilica e Piazza di S. Pietro in Vaticano (View of the Basilica and Piazza of St. Peter in the Vatican), from Le Magnificenze di Roma: Vedute di Roma

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720 - 1778

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1747-1748

Etching on heavy laid paper

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Plate: 15 3/4 × 21 in. (40 × 53.4 cm)

Sheet: 20 13/16 × 27 9/16 in. (52.8 × 70 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

PR.977.24.6

Geography/Culture

Europe, Italy

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, in plate, lower right: Piranesi del. scol.; inscribed, in plate, lower left : 1. Palazzo Pontiscio fabricato da Sisto V. / 2. Loggie di Giulio II. architettura di Bramante Lazzari, e / dipinte da Rafaelle d'Urbino; Inscribed, in plate, lower right : 3. Gulia cretta da Sisto V. / 4. Vasea tutta di un pezzo di granito Orientale / Piranesi del. scol.; Inscribed, in plate, lower center: Veduta della Basilica e Piazza di S. Pietro in Vaticano; Watermark: fleur-de-lis in circle [Hind 1]

Course History

SART 65, 66, 68, Architecture I, II, III, Karol Kawiaka, Spring 2015

WRIT 5, Poor Taste, William Boyer, Winter 2014

SART 65, Architecture I, Karol Kawiaka, Winter 2014

REL 60, Reformations: Protestant and Catholic, Catherine Randall, Fall 2013

SART 65, Architecture I, Karol Kawiaka, Spring 2013

ARTH 17, Italian Renaissance Architecture: Issues and Approaches, Lauren Jacobi, Winter 2013

PHIL 23, Philosophy of Art, John Kulvicki, Winter 2013

SART 65, Architecture I, Karol Kawiaka, Spring 2012

CLST 7, The Idea of Rome, Margaret Williamson, Spring 2012

Exhibition History

Two Views of Italy: Master Prints by Canaletto and Piranesi, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 11-September 3, 1995, no.35.

St. Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire, November 15-December 15, 1978.

Selections from the Permanent Collection: An Introduction to the History of Art From the Year 1500 to the Present, Art 2, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 11-March 7, 1993.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New HampshireSeptember 27, 2003-February 8, 2004.

European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 30, 2008-March 8, 2009.

Etchings by Piranesi, Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, October 15-November 11, 1978.

Publication History

T. Barton Thurber, European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, pp. 160-161, ill. p.160, no. 95.

Richard Rand and John Varriano, Two Views of Italy: Master Prints by Canaletto and Piranesi, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1995, no. 35, fig. 25.

L. Nichols, Piranesi at Dartmouth: Etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi in the Dartmouth College Collections, Hanover, NH: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1976, p. 71, no. 99.

Catalogue Raisonne

Focillon 787; Hind 3 i/vii

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