Requires Photography

The Piazza and Basilica of St. Peter's (Plate 4 of the Views of Rome)

1772
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind 101, i/iii; Focillon 721; Ficacci 972

Dimensions

Sheet: 55 x 82.1 cm (21 5/8 x 32 5/16 in.) Platemark: 46.7 x 70.6 cm (18 3/8 x 27 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

M25480

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

Verso, center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Alfred Greenough, Boston (c. 1843-1884); by bequest to his uncle, Charles Henry Parker, Boston (1816-1908); his bequest to the MFA 1909 (transferred from library; accession date January 1, 1913)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection