Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo (mausoleum of Hadrian), and the Ponte Sant'Angelo leading to it across the river Tiber. Coloured etching, 1818, after G.B. Piranesi, 1754.

  • Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, 1720-1778.
24th June 1818
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About this work


In the centre background is St Peter's Basilica. The labourers and carts in Piranesi's etching are replaced by ladies and gentlemen admiring the scene. On the right is a lawn on which ladies and gentlemen are promenading


London (No. 53 Fleet street) : Ja.s Whittle and R.H. Laurie, 24th June 1818.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with engraving, watercolour and gouache ; platemark 28.1 x 43.2 cm


A view of the castle of St Angelo, and Elian bridge, with part of the city of Rome. Vue de la chateau de St. Angelo, et pont de Elian, avec partie de la ville de Rome. Piranesi delin.

References note

A.M. Hind, Giovanni Battista Piranesi: a critical study, with a list of his published works and detailed catalogues of the prisons and the views of Rome, New York 1922, p. 46, no. 29 (etching by G.B. Piranesi)


Wellcome Collection 2995724i

Reproduction note

An adaptation of a design by G.B. Piranesi, with many changes



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