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

Veduta dell’Arco di Constantino, e dell’Anfiteatro Flavio detto il Colosseo (View of the Arch of Constantine, and the Flavian Amphitheater, called the Colosseum), from Vedute di Roma (Views of Rome)



platemark: 38.5 × 54 cm (15 3/16 × 21 1/4 in.) framed: 66.35 × 86.7 × 2.2 cm (26 1/8 × 34 1/8 × 7/8 in.)
The Arthur Ross Collection
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.
Made in Italy
Not on view
18th century
Works on Paper - Prints

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


Suzanne Boorsch et al., Meant to Be Shared: The Arthur Ross Collection of European Prints (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2015), 99, pl. 12.

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.