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Giovanni Battista Piranesi
St. Peter's Interior with the Nave

1748

$2,500

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St. Peter's Interior with the Nave Veduta interna della Basilica di S. Pietro in Vaticano Etching, 1748 Signed in the plate From: Vedute di Roma, Plate 5 An early Roman printing published by Bouchard e Gavier (ii/VI) Watermark: Fleur-de-Lys in a Double Circle Reference: Hind 4 ii/VI, Wilton-Ely 137, Foclion 788 Condition: Very good, centerfold (as usual) Catholic tradition holds that the basilica is the burial site of Saint Peter, chief among Jesus's apostles and also the first Bishop of Rome (Pope). Saint Peter's tomb is supposedly directly below the high altar of the basilica. Note: "Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Maderno and Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter's is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and the largest church in the world. While it is neither the mother church of the Catholic Church nor the cathedral of the Diocese of Rome (these equivalent titles being held by the Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran in Rome), St. Peter's is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic shrines. It has been described as "holding a unique position in the Christian world"[4] and as "the greatest of all churches of Christendom". The entire interior of St. Peter's is lavishly decorated with marble, reliefs, architectural sculpture and gilding. The basilica contains a large number of tombs of popes and other notable people, many of which are considered outstanding artworks. There are also a number of sculptures in niches and chapels, including Michelangelo's Pietà. Catholic tradition holds that the basilica is the burial site of Saint Peter, chief among Jesus's apostles and also the first Bishop of Rome (Pope). Saint Peter's tomb is supposedly directly below the high altar of the basilica. The central feature is a baldachin, or canopy over the Papal Altar, designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The apse culminates in a sculptural ensemble, also by Bernini, and containing the symbolic Chair of Saint Peter." Courtesy: Wikipedia

Details

  • Creator
    Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778, Italian)
  • Creation Year
    1748
  • Dimensions
    Height: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Width: 23.5 in. (59.69 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
    1740-1749
  • Condition
    Very good Centerfold (as usual).
  • Gallery Location
    Fairlawn, OH
  • Reference Number
    Seller: FA116431stDibs: LU1406344672

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