St Peter's Basilica, Rome: the dome and baldacchino
|Architect/Designer||Bernini, Gian Lorenzo (1598-1680)|
|Della Porta, Giacomo (1538-1602)|
|Fontana, Carlo (1634-1714)|
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/ROM/232 (ES4119.2)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Interior decoration ; Domes ; Churches ; Canopies ; Decorative ironwork|
NOTES: The dome was designed by Michelangelo and completed by Giacomo della Porta and Fontana in 1590. The baldacchino over the high altar was designed by Bernini and unveiled on 28 June 1633 by Pope Urban VIII.
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