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Book Illustration, Perspectivae pictorum atque architectorum, Perspective drawing of dome interior, plate 91, 1719

This is a Book Illustration. It was designed by Andrea Pozzo and written by Andrea Pozzo. It is dated 1719. Its medium is engraving on paper. It is a part of the Smithsonian Libraries department.

The Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, built from 1625 to 1650 as a chapel for the Collegio Romano, is one of the major baroque churches of Rome. Andrea Pozzo, a Jesuit lay brother, created a series of frescos for the church’s nave, apse, and side chapels, including a trompe l’oeil image of the interior view of a dome on the church ceiling, between 1685 and 1694. In Perspectivae pictorum atque architectorum (originally published 1693–98), Pozzo provides instruction in the painting of perspective for architecture and stage sets. This illustration, one of 118 engravings included in the book, is a perspective study for the illusionary fresco at the Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

It is credited Collection of Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

  • Cut Paper, Noah's Ark, 1982
  • cut black paper.
  • This acquisition was made possible through the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.
  • 1985-22-1

Its dimensions are

H x W: 34.5 × 22.5 cm (13 9/16 × 8 7/8 in.)

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