© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.312.25
People
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian (Mogliano Veneto, Italy 1720 - 1778 Rome, Italy)
Title
View of the Palace of the Illustrious Barberini Family on the Quirinal Hill, Designed by Cavaliere Bernini
Other Titles
Former Title: The Palazzo Barberini
Original Language Title: Veduta sul Monte Quirinale del Palazzo dell'Eccellentissima Casa Barberini, Architettura del Cav.r Bernino
Series/Book Title: Vedute di Roma
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1749
Culture
Italian
Location
Level 3, Room 3610, University Teaching Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Technique
Etching
Dimensions
plate: 40.4 × 61.5 cm (15 7/8 × 24 3/16 in.)
sheet: 54 × 79 cm (21 1/4 × 31 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: lower right, graphite: H. 25
  • inscription: lower center, in plate: Veduta sul Monte Quirinale del Palazzo dell' Eccellentissima Casa Barberini, Architettura del Cav.r Bernino
  • inscription: lower left, in sheet: Piranesi fece
  • inscription: lower left, in plate: 1. Ponte levatojo, che dal vestibolo superiore dà / l'ingreƒso al Secondo Appartamento del Palazzo.
  • inscription: lower left, in plate: Presso l'autore a Strada Felice nel palazzo Tomati vicino alla Trinità de' monti A paoli due e mezzo.
  • inscription: left middle edge, in plate: 5
  • inscription: left middle edge, in plate: 4
  • inscription: left middle edge, in plate: 3
  • inscription: lower left, in plate: 6
  • inscription: right edge, middle, in plate: 1
  • inscription: lower left-center, in plate: 2. Iscrizione dell' Arco di Claudio ritrovata fra le di lui rovine alla Piazza di Sciarra, / e dinotante le Vittorie riportate da questo Imperadore spora i Britanni.
  • inscription: lower center, in plate: 3. Uno de' Portoni del Vestibolo, cor= / rispondente alla Piazza Barberini.
  • inscription: lower center, in plate: 4. Chiesa de' Cappuccini.
  • inscription: lower center-right, in plate: 5. Laboro antico di granito, che serve alla / fontana del Vestibolo inferiore.
  • inscription: lower right, in plate: 6. Obelisco Egizziaco, ivi trasferito dal Circo d'Elagabalo, o come / altri vogliono d'Aureliano, che rimaneva fuori dell'odierna Porta Magg.e
  • inscription: right middle edge, in plate: 2
Provenance
Thomas Palmer, Esq., Boston, gift; to Harvard University, 1772, transferred; to Harvard Art Museums, 2008
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
ii/v
Standard Reference Number
Hind 25; Focillon 740; Salamon D56; Wilton-Ely 188
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Permanent transfer from the Fine Arts Library, Harvard University, Gift of Thomas Palmer, Esq., of Boston, 1772
Accession Year
2008
Object Number
2008.312.25
Division
European and American Art
Contact
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Exhibition History

Rome: Eternal City, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/20/2018 - 05/06/2018

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