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Villa Medici, Pincian Hill, Rome: the Loggia dei Leoni

RIBA Ref No RIBA113104
Architect/DesignerBigio, Nanni di Baccio (d. 1568)
Lippi, Annibale (d. 1581?)
Ammannati, Bartolomeo (1511-1592)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryItaly
CityRome
Subject Date1574
Image Date1970
ViewExterior
StyleRenaissance
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/ROM/158
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditEdwin Smith / RIBA Collections
SubjectVillas ; Town houses ; Porticos ; Decorative stonework ; Entrances ; Cultural centres
NOTES: Built for Cardinal Ricci de Montepulciano in 1564-1574 by Nanni di Baccio Bigio and Annibale Lippi, this villa was enlarged for Cardinal Ferdinando de' Medici in 1587 by Bartolommeo Ammannati. It has been the seat of the French Academy since 1803.
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