Israël Silvestre, Panorama of the Vatican from the Dome of St. Peter’s, 1641. Graphite, gray and brown wash, with watercolor over traces of black chalk on three joined pieces of cream antique laid paper, framing lines in brown ink. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hofer, 1961.7. © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1961.7
People
Israël Silvestre, French (Nancy 1621 - 1691 Paris)
Title
Panorama of the Vatican from the Dome of St. Peter's
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1641
Culture
French
Location
Level 3, Room 3610, University Teaching Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Graphite, gray and brown wash, with watercolor over traces of black chalk on three joined pieces of cream antique laid paper, framing lines in brown ink
Dimensions
33.5 x 113.5 cm (13 3/16 x 44 11/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hofer
Accession Year
1961
Object Number
1961.7
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
On three sheets of cream antique laid paper: first join at 23 cm from the left edge; second join 44.5 cm further to the right; adhered to cream antique laid paper strips
Publication History

Henry A. Millon, ed., The Triumph of the Baroque: Architecture in Europe, 1600-1750, exh. cat., The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal, Canada, 1999), cat. no. 6, repr. p. 428, also repr. pp. 78-79 (in color, reversed)

Sarah McPhee, Bernini and the Bell Towers: Architecture and Politics at the Vatican, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven and London, 2002), pp. 54, 63, 73, 77, 78, figs. 63 (color), 64 (detail; color), 88 (detail)

Dorothy Metzger Habel, The Urban Development of Rome in the Age of Alexander VII, Cambridge University Press (U.K.) (Cambridge, 2002), p. 266, fig. 198

Exhibition History

The Triumph of the Baroque: Architecture in Europe 1600-1750, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, 12/09/1999 - 04/09/2000

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

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