Plan of Saint Peter's Basilica

Alessandro Specchi, Italian, 1668 - 1729

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early 18th century

Etching on paper

Plate: 15 5/16 × 10 1/16 in. (38.9 × 25.6 cm)

Sheet: 14 7/8 in. (37.8 cm)

Sheet: 19 5/8 in. (49.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Robert Dance, Class of 1977

PR.993.42.37

Geography

Place Made: Italy, Europe

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Research Area

Print

Not on view

Inscriptions

Signed, in plate, lower right: Aler: specus: Sculp:; inscribed, in plate, lower left: Eques Carolus Fonatan Delin:; inscribed, in plate, top center: PIANTA DEL TEMPIO VATICANO; inscribed, in plate, top left: La parte piu oscura denota quella fatta da Giulio II. sino a / Paolo V. Architettura delli: gia descritt: Architetti./La partemeno oscura denota quella patta da Paolo V./ Architettura di... Carlo Maderna Vestita d'ornati fatti / dalli Pontefici: sino al presente giorno 1690. Dalla lettera Aie B. denota la parte de mezzo / del Tempio che Piegha verso mazzogiorno. ; inscribed, in plate, top left: nel loco C. si sconge sopra la fuccia del luogho l'angolo ottuso / che /fa l'attacco della gionta fatta da Paolo V. / nel loco D. Sagrestia di presente e nel loco E. era / l'obelisco avanit il trasporto / nel loco F. denota come crano li scalini del repiano / avanti: Alessandro VII. ; numbered, in plate, top left: 287 Inscribed, in graphite, lower right: Alexander Specchi / (1668-1729) / Roman architect de Rossi / 1699?

Course History

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

SART 65, Architecture I, Karol Kawiaka, Spring 2012

SART 65, Architecture I, Karol Kawiaka, Spring 2013

SART 65, Architecture I, Karol Kawiaka, Winter 2014

ARTH 13, Rome: The Eternal City, Nicola Camerlenghi, Summer 2014

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

REL 30.1, Sacred Cities: Rome, Christopher MacEvitt, Winter 2019

Provenance

Robert Dance, New York, New York; given to present collection, 1993.

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