Palazzo Pontificia, Chiesa di S. Maria Maddalene... (Pontifical Palace, Church of San Maria Magdalene), from Le Magnificenze di Roma: Raccolte di varie vedute di Roma (The Magnificence of Rome: Collection of Various Views of Rome)

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720 - 1778


published 1752

Etching on heavy laid paper

Plate: 5 1/8 × 7 1/2 in. (13 × 19.1 cm)

Sheet: 20 3/4 × 29 9/16 in. (52.7 × 75.1 cm)

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



Place Made: Italy, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed in plate, lower right: Piranesi inc. Inscribed in plate, lower left to lower right: 1. Palazzo Pontificio. 2.Chiesa di S. Maria Maddalene 3. Palazzo della Consulta 4. Palazzo Rospigliosi / 5. Stalle Pontificie, e Corpo di guardia. Watermark: [fleur-de-lis in circle; similar to Hind 1]

Published References

L. Nichols, Piranesi at Dartmouth: Etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi in the Dartmouth College Collections, Hanover, NH: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1976, p. 45, no. 39c.

Catalogue Raisonne

Focillon 95

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