An image of The Arch of Constantine

Giovanni Battista Piranesi

(Italy 1720 – 1778)

The Arch of Constantine

Other titles:
View of the Arch of Constantine
Location
Not on display
Further information

Piranesi trained in architectural drawing during his youth in Venice but it was the Eternal City that most inspired him. This print belongs to the series ‘Vedute di Roma’ that Piranesi worked on between the late 1740s and his death in 1778. Piranesi’s dramatic views were circulated throughout Europe and were widely collected by Grand Tourists. They became so famous that they came to symbolise Rome itself.

Year
1771
Media
Print
Medium
etching
Dimensions
47.5 x 70.5 cm platemark
Credit
Purchased 1954
Accession number
9111