Veduta dell'Arco di Settimio Severo (View of the Arch of Septimius Severus [with the Temple of Saturn in the background]), from Vedute di Roma (Views of Rome) Artist: Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778)

1772

Prints and Drawings

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.

Medium

Etching

Dimensions

platemark: 18 5/16 × 27 9/16 in. (46.5 × 70 cm)

Credit Line

The Arthur Ross Collection

Accession Number

2012.159.11.99

Geography
Culture
Period

18th century

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

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

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