File:Giovanni Paolo Panini - View of the Colosseum - Walters 372367.jpg
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|Title||View of the Colosseum|
English: This view of the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine is a somewhat fanciful reconstruction showing each monument from its best side. Fallen walls of the Colosseum have been tidied up, and several other works of antiquity have been introduced into the landscapes, such as the famous Borghese vase (now in the Louvre Museum, Paris) at the left. Roman ruins had become popular subjects by the 1700s, in part due to the new interest in archaeology. Panini was a master of these souvenir paintings so favored by wealthy English visitors on their Grand Tour of Europe; this painting and its companion, View of the Roman Forum, were originally in a private British collection.
|Date||1747 ( Baroque)|
|Medium||oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||Painted surface Height: 82 cm (32.3 in). Width: 133.2 cm (52.4 in). ; Stretcher Height: 82 cm (32.3 in). Width: 134.8 cm (53.1 in).|
|Exhibition history||The Ruins of Rome. University of Pennsylvania Museum, Philadelphia; The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit. 1960-1961. The City: Images of Rome. Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton. 1963. A Renaissance Puzzle: Heemskerck's Abduction of Helen. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1993.|
|Credit line||Museum purchase, 1954|
|Inscriptions||[Transcription] Inscribed on the block of marble at the lower left corner: I.P.PANINI ROMAE/1747.|
|place of origin||Rome|
|References||Federico Zeri (1976) (in English) Italian paintings in the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore: Walters Art Gallery, no. 411, pp. 522-523 OCLC: 2463997.|
|Source/Photographer||Walters Art Museum: Home page Info about artwork|
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