Rome: a capriccio of ancient buildings, including the remains of three temples and the basilica of Maxentius; the Borghese vase; and a horse drinking from a fountain. Etching by J.S. Müller, 1745, after G.P. Panini.
- Panini, Gian Paolo, 1691 or 1692-1765.
- [...]th 1745
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On the left is the temple of Saturn with Ionic capitals. In front of it are the statue of the Nile leaning on the sphinx (Haskell and Penny pp. 272-273) and the Borghese vase (ibid. pp. 314-315). In the background are the temple of Antoninus and Faustina; two columns of the temple of Minerva (in the forum of Nerva, but identified in the lettering as the temple or forum of Peace in the adjacent forum of Vespasian) and the basilica of Maxentius (basilica of Constantine). In the distance is the Colosseum. Right, the arch of Titus and the remains of the temple of Castor and Pollux (three Corinthian columns in a row with an entablature), identified in the lettering as the temple of Jupiter Stator. Among the staffage, a philosopher points the way to a traveller with a stick, two men with three horses and their two grooms are engaged in conversation, a horse drinks from a fountain, and a man and a woman pass the time next to a bas-relief of a woman being followed by a hound
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