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Palazzo Farnese, Rome: entrance vestibule

RIBA Ref No RIBA16920
Architect/DesignerMichelangelo (1475-1564)
Sangallo, Antonio da, il Giovane (1484-1546)
Artist/PhotographerLetarouilly, Paul Marie (1795-1855)
CountryItaly
CityRome
Subject Date1589
Image Date1820
ViewExterior
StyleRenaissance
MediumPrint
Library ReferenceEW E.a.102/2
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectArches ; Colonnades ; Town houses ; Embassies, consular buildings ; Entrances
SOURCE: Paul Marie Letarouilly, Edifices de Rome moderne (Paris, 1840 [i.e. 1825?]-1857), vol. 2, bottom half of pl. 128 NOTES: This High Renaissance palace, commissioned by Cardinal Alessandro Farnese in 1515, was begun in 1517, redesigned in 1534 and 1541 by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, modified under Michelangelo from 1546, and completed in 1589. It has been used as the French Embassy since 1635.
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