Stunning, Large-Scale View of St. Peter's Basilica by Vasi
"All' Altezza Reale Eminentissima di Errigo Benedetto Maria Vescovo di Frascati Cardinal Duca d'Yorck ... Il Prospetto Principale del Tempio e Piazza di S. Pietro in Vaticano, e Palazzo Pontificio...",
Subject: Rome, Italy
Period: 1774 (dated)
Color: Black & White
38.2 x 27.7 inches
97 x 70.4 cm
This dramatic view of St. Peter's Basilica was created by Giuseppe Vasi. It is a superbly rendered bird’s-eye view of the Basilica and the enormous piazza and colonnades that stretch out before it. A legend at bottom identifies 13 numbered locations in the view. Printed on two sheets, joined.
A dark impression with light soiling and a number of very small worm holes that have been professionally infilled on verso, with a minute amount of image replaced in facsimile at top left. There are also professional repairs to some chips and tears confined to the blank margins.