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La Madeleine, Paris

RIBA7887
Huve, Jean Jacques Marie (1783-1852)

Temple of Hadrian, or Hadrianeum, in the Piazza di Pietra, Rome

RIBA7924
SOURCE: Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Vedute di Roma (Rome, [1747?-1788]), pl. 32 NOTES: The Temple of Hadrian was built in 145 by Antoninus Pius and dedicated to his adoptive father. The remaining 11 Corinthian columns and cella wall are incorporated into the facade of a building used by the chamber of commerce.

Foro Romano, Rome, seen from the Capitoline Hill: the Arch of Septimius Severus in the foreground and the Colosseum in the distance

RIBA7930
SOURCE: Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Vedute di Roma (Rome, [1747?-1788]), pl. 40

Foro Romano, Rome: the Temple of Castor and Pollux and Santa Maria Liberatrice in the left foreground and Monte Aventino in the distance

RIBA7931
SOURCE: Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Vedute di Roma (Rome, [1747?-1788]), pl. 41 NOTES: Santa Maria Liberatrice was built in the 18th century over the ruins of Santa Maria Antiqua, one of Rome's most important churches in the 9th century. It was pulled down in 1901-1902 in order to excavate the remains of Santa Maria Antiqua which are now protected in a modern brick building.

Forum of Augustus (erroneously called Forum of Nerva), Rome

RIBA7932
SOURCE: Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Vedute di Roma (Rome, [1747?-1788]), pl. 42 NOTES: Built to commemorate the Battle of Philippi, the Forum of Augustus is dedicated to Mars Ultor. It is dominated by the Temple of Mars Ultor, dedicated in 2BC.

Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Rome: remains of the Temple of Claudius (or Claudianum)

RIBA7933
SOURCE: Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Vedute di Roma (Rome, [1747?-1788]), pl. 43 NOTES: The monastery attached to the church is built on top of the two storeys of the portico connected to the Temple of Claudius.

Foro Romano, Rome: Temple of Vespasian

RIBA7934
SOURCE: Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Vedute di Roma (Rome, [1747?-1788]), pl. 44 (detail) NOTES: See also RIBA125908 for a view of the entire print.

Church of Santa Maria Egiziaca, formerly the Temple of Portunus (sometimes known as the Temple of Fortuna Virile), Rome

RIBA7935
SOURCE: Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Vedute di Roma (Rome, [1747?-1788]), pl. 46 NOTES: The temple, in honour of the god of harbours and dating from the end of the 2nd century BC, was consecrated as a church in 872.

Foro Romano, Rome: the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina (or San Lorenzo in Miranda)

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SOURCE: Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Vedute di Roma (Rome, [1747?-1788]), pl. 49 NOTES: The Temple of Antoninus and Faustina was dedicated in 141. It was converted into the church of San Lorenzo in Miranda before the 12th century and given a Baroque facade in 1602.
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