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Roman Wonders

Prints of Rome's views, buildings and ruinsCreated by: PICRYLDated: 1650
Arc de Constantin à Rome
Renaissance representation of classical ruins was a symbol of antiquity, enlightenment, and lost knowledge. Ruins spoke to the passage of time. The greatest subject for ruin artists was the overgrown and crumbling Classical Rome remains. Forum and the Colosseum, Pantheon, and the Appian Way.

Initially, art representations of Rome were realistic, but soon the imagination of artists took flight. Roman ruins were scattered around the city, but frustrated artists began placing them in more pleasing arrangements. Capriccio was a style of imaginary scenes of buildings and ruins.
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The Sibyl and Emperor Augustus
[Roman soldiers bearing the trophies in triumph]

[Roman soldiers bearing the trophies in triumph]

Title from shelflist card. Bartsch, 13. Ex. coll.: Marochetti (Lugt, 392). Hubbard Collection.

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Roman Soldiers Fortifying their Camp, from Trajan's Column
Cross-section of the church of Sant'Andrea al Quirinale, Rome, showing lantern, cupola, and altar
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: View of Rome from the East
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: The Colosseum
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: The Temple of Fortune in Rome
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Trajan Between City of Victory and Rome
Winding Column from Saint Peter's, Rome

Winding Column from Saint Peter's, Rome

Anonymous, Italian, 16th century

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Roman Naval Battle
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Interior Reconstruction of the Colosseum
Design for the Title Page of "Acta Germanica"

Design for the Title Page of "Acta Germanica"

Jan Goeree (Dutch, Middelburg 1670–1731 Amsterdam)

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: The Colosseum
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Romulus and Remus Building the Walls of Rome
Young Roman Girl Going for a Walk
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: The Colosseum
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Column of Antoninus and a Roman Obelisk
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Interior and Exterior of the Colosseum
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Roman Naval Battle
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: The Colosseum
Various Roman Ionic capitals compared with Greek examples from Le Roy [S. Maria in Trastevere, S. Paoplo fuori le Mura, S. Clemente, etc.], from Della Magnificenza e d'Architettura de'Romani (On the Grandeur and the Architecture of the Romans by Gio. Battista Piranesi, Fellow of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of London), tab. 20
Soldiers, one shown frontally and holding a sword, at right a soldier with his back turned and holding a cup, four soldiers standing behind them with standards and spears, after the lost frescoes by Polidoro da Caravaggio on the facade of the Milesi Palace in Via della Maschera d'Oro, Rome
Pirro Ligorio - Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Plan of Ancient Rome
The Great Provost of Rome with his Archers
Leda and her children playing with the swan, with a Roman temple in the background
The Triumph of Two Roman Emperors (left-hand side) with soldiers on horseback and men, women, and children fleeing
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Roman Horsemen, from Trajan's Column
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: A Roman Legion (from Trajan's Column)
Leda and her children playing with the swan, with a Roman temple in the background
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Roman Horsemen Crossing a Bridge (from Trajan's Column)
Constantine Presenting the City of Rome to the Holy See

Constantine Presenting the City of Rome to the Holy See

Battista Franco (Italian, Venice ca. 1510–1561 Venice)

The triumph of a Roman Emperor; a young naked hero stands at centre on a pile of armour; a woman at right holds aloft a laurel wreath

The triumph of a Roman Emperor; a young naked hero stands at centre on...

Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, Argini (?) ca. 1480–before 1534 Bologna (?))

Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: The Arch of Constantine, Rome
Mercury descending from the sky a trumpet in his right hand after Raphael's fresco in the Chigi Gallery of the Villa Farnesina in Rome

Mercury descending from the sky a trumpet in his right hand after Raph...

Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, Argini (?) ca. 1480–before 1534 Bologna (?))

The Three Graces sitting on clouds, cupid at the left, after Raphael's fresco in the Chigi Gallery of the Villa Farnesina in Rome

The Three Graces sitting on clouds, cupid at the left, after Raphael's...

Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, Argini (?) ca. 1480–before 1534 Bologna (?))

The Three Graces sitting on clouds, cupid at the left, after Raphael's fresco in the Chigi Gallery of the Villa Farnesina in Rome

The Three Graces sitting on clouds, cupid at the left, after Raphael's...

Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, Argini (?) ca. 1480–before 1534 Bologna (?))

Jupiter embracing Cupid after Raphael's fresco in the Chigi Gallery of the Villa Farnesina in Rome

Jupiter embracing Cupid after Raphael's fresco in the Chigi Gallery of...

Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, Argini (?) ca. 1480–before 1534 Bologna (?))

The Martydom of Saint Cecilia standing naked in a large cauldron, at left under a colonnade, sits a Roman Prefect, at right the statue of Jupiter in a niche
Two figures on clouds, Mercury carrying Psyche to Olympus, with Mercury facing his right, after Raphael's composition in the Villa Farnesina, Rome

Two figures on clouds, Mercury carrying Psyche to Olympus, with Mercur...

Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio (Italian, Parma or Verona ca. 1500/1505–1565 Krakow (?))

Ornament Panel, Agostino Veneziano, Italy
Bestorming van Rome, 1527
Bestorming van Rome, 1527
Bestorming van Rome, 1527
Assembly of the Gods after the ceiling composition in the Loggia di Psiche, Villa Farnesina, Rome

Assembly of the Gods after the ceiling composition in the Loggia di Ps...

Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio (Italian, Parma or Verona ca. 1500/1505–1565 Krakow (?))

Bestorming van Rome, 1527
Pantheon Rome, from a Series of Prints depicting (reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Pantheon Rome, from a Series of 24 Depicting (Reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Templum Saturni, from a Series of 24 Depicting (Reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Arcus in Hispania, from a Series of Prints depicting (reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Templum Idor Egito, from a Series of 24 Depicting (Reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Transitorium Caesaris [formerly Teatrum Bordeos], from a Series of 24 Depicting (Reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Palatium Caesaris Parisiis, from a Series of Prints depicting (reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Arcus Vespasiani, from a Series of Prints depicting (reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Palatium M. Agrippa, from a Series of 24 Depicting (Reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Aerarii Publici Rome, from a Series of Prints depicting (reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Templum Idor Egito, from a Series of Prints depicting (reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Recto: Front Elevation of a Roman Temple in Ruins (inspired by Giuliano da Sangallo); Verso: Elevation of the Nave of a Roman Basilica in Ruins (? the Basilica Giulia, inspired by Giuliano da Sangallo).
Palatium Maius Ro, from a Series of Prints depicting (reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
[Templum Saturni - State before name], from a Series of Prints depicting (reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Termae Antoniane Imp. [formerly Palatium Se Lugduni], from a Series of 24 Depicting (Reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Palatium Maius Ro, from a Series of 24 Depicting (Reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Palatium Se Lugduni [Later changed to Termae Antoniae Imp], from a Series of Prints depicting (reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Recto: Front Elevation of a Roman Temple in Ruins (inspired by Giuliano da Sangallo); Verso: Elevation of the Nave of a Roman Basilica in Ruins (? the Basilica Giulia, inspired by Giuliano da Sangallo).
Aerarii Publici Rome, from a Series of 24 Depicting (Reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Palatium M. Agrippa, from a Series of Prints depicting (reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Palatium Valerianu[m], from a series of prints depicting (reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Mercurii Templum, from a Series of 24 Depicting (Reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Mercurii Templum, from a Series of Prints depicting (reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Tenplum Isaiae Prophetae, from a Series of 24 Depicting (Reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
The triumph of a Roman Emperor

The triumph of a Roman Emperor

After Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, Argini (?) ca. 1480–before 1534 Bologna (?))

Palatium Valerianu[m], from a Series of 24 Depicting (Reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Pinaculu Termar (sic), from a Series of 24 Depicting (Reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Tenplus Veneris, from a Series of Prints depicting (reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Tenplum (sic) Iovis Ultoris, from a Series of 24 Depicting (Reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Palatium Claudie Imperatoris, from a Series of 24 Depicting (Reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Tenplum Iovis Ultoris, from a Series of Prints depicting (reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Termae Deocletiani, from a Series of Prints depicting (reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Porta Antonae, from a Series of Prints depicting (reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Sepulchrum Adriani, from a Series of Prints depicting (reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Tem. Ro. Penatibus Dicatu, from a Series of Prints depicting (reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Palatium Claudie Imperatoris, from a Series of Prints depicting (reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Pinaculu Termar, from a Series of Prints depicting (reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Sepulchrum (sic) Adriani, from a Series of 24 Depicting (Reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Teatrum Bordeos [Transitorium Caesaris in later editions], from a Series of Prints depicting (reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Templum Isaiae Prophetae, from a Series of Prints depicting (reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Arcus Lutii Septimii, from a Series of Prints depicting (reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Tem. Ro. Penatibus Dicatu, from a Series of 24 Depicting (Reconstructed) Buildings from Roman Antiquity
Christ praying on Mount of Olives; Roman soldiers entering through garden gate in far background, after Dürer

Christ praying on Mount of Olives; Roman soldiers entering through gar...

Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, Argini (?) ca. 1480–before 1534 Bologna (?))

Horse Tamers (Dioscuri) from the Capitoline Hill, Rome

Horse Tamers (Dioscuri) from the Capitoline Hill, Rome

After Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, Argini (?) ca. 1480–before 1534 Bologna (?))

Georg Pencz - Titus Manlius, from Roman Heroes

Georg Pencz - Titus Manlius, from Roman Heroes

Georg Pencz (German, Wroclaw ca. 1500–1550 Leipzig)

Porta Antonae (Views of Ancient Roman Temples and Arches)
Mucius Scaevola and Porsenna, from Roman Heroes
Templum Iovis Ultoris (Views of Ancient Roman Temples and Arches)
Georg Pencz - Attilius Regulus, from Roman Heroes

Georg Pencz - Attilius Regulus, from Roman Heroes

Georg Pencz (German, Wroclaw ca. 1500–1550 Leipzig)

Arcus Vespasiani (Views of Ancient Roman Temples and Arches)
Mercurii Templum (Views of Ancient Roman Temples and Arches)
Georg Pencz - Titus Manlius, from Roman Heroes

Georg Pencz - Titus Manlius, from Roman Heroes

Georg Pencz (German, Wroclaw ca. 1500–1550 Leipzig)

Sepulchrum Adriani (Views of Ancient Roman Temples and Arches)
Arcus in Provincia (Views of Ancient Roman Temples and Arches)
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Corinthian base from the Lateran Baptistery, Rome
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