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Prints and Drawings
Artist: Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian, 1720–1778

Veduta di Campo Vaccino (View of the Campo Vaccino [the Forum Romanum, from the Capitoline Hill]), from Vedute di Roma (Views of Rome)

1775 (1757?)

Etching

platemark: 45.5 × 54.5 cm (17 15/16 × 21 7/16 in.) framed: 66.35 × 86.7 × 2.2 cm (26 1/8 × 34 1/8 × 7/8 in.)
The Arthur Ross Collection
2012.159.11.13
Among the earliest subjects of the Vedute, not surprisingly, was the seat of Christendom, Saint Peter’s Basilica, and many of the other subjects Piranesi etched and hoped to sell to tourists are the sites that visitors still seek out today—the Colosseum, the ancient arches and baths, the Piazza Navona, the Campidoglio, and the major churches.
Geography: 
Made in Italy
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Italian
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Prints
Provenance: 

William H. Schab Gallery, New York; Arthur Ross Foundation, New York, to 2012; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.