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 College: Gift of Robert Dance, Class of 1977

PR.993.42.37

Geography/Culture

Europe, Italy

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

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

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

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

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

SART 65, Architecture I, Karol Kawiaka, Winter 2014

SART 65, Architecture I, Karol Kawiaka, Spring 2013

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

SART 65, Architecture I, Karol Kawiaka, Spring 2012

Provenance

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

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