Bird's-eye view of Saint Peter's Basilica with the the square and arcade in front, portrayed at an angle. Bernini's arcade is depicted in its final stage (as opposed to plate 31.67.4(1). Numbers are added near... more
With a circumference of close to six miles, the Villa Doria Pamphilj is a good example of the expansive villa garden-parks of Baroque Italy surrounded by woods and meadows of the Roman campagna. Commissioned by... more
View of the Fountain of the Four Rivers on Piazza Navona in Rome, designed by Bernini and erected in 1651. The fountain is characterized by the personifications of the four rivers Danube (Europe), Nile (Africa)... more
One of the most impressive villa and garden ensembles of the Italian Renaissance, the principal building of the Villa d'Este (1550–72) stands on the summit of the western slopes of the town of Tivoli, seventeen... more
Print shows a bird's-eye view of ruins with the Arch of Constantine in the foreground and the Flavian Amphitheater or Colosseum in the background, with numbered key. Some of the men appear to be examining the ruins.
Print shows a bird's-eye view of ruins in the foreground of the Campo Vaccino, with the arch of Septimius Severus to the left and three columns on the right. Some of the men appear to be examining the ruins.
In the dedication to his first publication, the Prima parte di architettura e di prospettiva of 1743, a series of imaginary views, Piranesi wrote that his observations of the vast remaining piles of marble and ... more
A native of Venice, Piranesi went to Rome at age twenty and where he remained for the remainder of his life. Rome was the inspiration for and subject of most of his etchings that number over a thousand. Piranes... more