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St Peter's Square with St Peter's Basilica and colonnades, Rome

RIBA125912
Bernini, Gian Lorenzo (1598-1680)
SOURCE: Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Vedute di Roma (Rome, [1747?-1788]), pl. 101 NOTES: Construction on the Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano began in 1506 under Donato Bramante. Work continued under the direction of leading architects of the time and the body of the church was completed by 1626. Piazza San Pietro is partly enclosed by two semi-circular colonnades, designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1656-1667. For a similar view in this work made almost 25 years earlier see RIBA10986.

Design for the water stairs, Somerset House, Strand, London: elevation of a low gateway flanked by obelisks

RIBA126512
Jones, Inigo (1573-1652)
NOTES: A pencil rendering of the design seen in RIBA22795 with slight variation.
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