Requires Photography

The Piazza and Basilica of St. Peter's (Plate 3 of the Views of Rome)

1748
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hind 003, v/vii; Focillon 787; Robison 3(E)(of G); Ficacci 874

Dimensions

Sheet: 55 x 82.3 cm (21 5/8 x 32 3/8 in.) Platemark: 40.2 x 54.6 cm (15 13/16 x 21 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

M25479

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Markings

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

Provenance

Alfred Greenough, Boston (1844-1884); 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