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Prints of Rome's views, buildings and ruinsCreated by: PICRYLDated: 1650
Another view of the remains of the Pronaos of the Temple of Concord [The Temple of Saturn with Arch of Septimius Severus in left background], from Vedute di Roma (Views of Rome), part I
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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[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.

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 (?))

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 (?))

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 (?))

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 (?))

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 (?))

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 (?))

The triumph of a Roman Emperor

The triumph of a Roman Emperor

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

Titus Manlius, from Roman Heroes

Titus Manlius, from Roman Heroes

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

Attilius Regulus, from Roman Heroes

Attilius Regulus, from Roman Heroes

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

Titus Manlius, from Roman Heroes

Titus Manlius, from Roman Heroes

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

Roman Soldiers Before an Emperor

Roman Soldiers Before an Emperor

Attributed to Giorgio Ghisi (Italian, Mantua ca. 1520–1582 Mantua)