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St Peter's Basilica, Rome: the main facade and steps

RIBA Ref No RIBA113108
Architect/DesignerBernini, Gian Lorenzo (1598-1680)
Bramante, Donato (1444-1514)
Maderno, Carlo (1556-1629)
Michelangelo (1475-1564)
Sangallo, Antonio da, il Giovane (1484-1546)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryItaly
CityRome
Subject Date1667
Image Date1970
ViewExterior
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/ROM/208
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditEdwin Smith / RIBA Collections
SubjectCathedrals ; Stairs ; Pediments
NOTES: Construction of 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 by1626. The main facade is by Carlo Maderno.
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