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Saint Peter's and the Vatican, Rome
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Saint Peter's and the Vatican, Rome

Circa 1550-60

Flanders late 16th century (1575 - 1599)

Width: 43.1 cm; Height: 32.1 cm;


Inscription, notes:

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Blunt, Anthony (Professor) & NACF; bequest & grant aid; 1984

About this work
This view of Saint Peter’s basilica is testimony to the fascination and attraction that Rome exerted on European artists in the mid-sixteenth century. Presumably executed in a workshop far from the papal city, the drawing combines studies of the basilica with various architectural projects that were planned but never built, such as the tower at left. Although not entirely based on observation, this panorama nonetheless evokes the experience of the wonders of the Eternal City. (Permanent collection label)

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Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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