Pietro Santi Bartoli

Pietro Santi Bartoli was known for his engraved reproductions from the antique, and was employed by the Pope as well as Queen Christina of Sweden.

Pietro Santi Bartoli was known for his engraved reproductions from the antique, and was employed by the Pope as well as Queen Christina of Sweden.

Material in the RIBA Collections relating to Bartoli includes:

  • A 29-page volume of original drawings Bartoli made from Roman tombs, mosaics and wall paintings between 1690 and 1699, for the series Gli Antichi Sepolcri ("The Ancient Tombs", first published in 1699) and Picturae Atiquae Cryptarum ("A Picture of the Ancient Crypts", first published in 1680)
  • 81 (non-original) engraved plates by Bartoli, c.1650, for Admiranda Romanarvm Antiqvitatvm (first published c.1666)
  • Several early and rare editions of the books in which Bartoli's engravings appeared:
    • Gli Antichi Sepolcri: 1699, 1728, 1768
    • Picturae Antiquae Cryptarum: 1750, 1791
    • Le Antiche Lucerne: 1702, 1729

The RIBA Collections also contain an album of copy drawings made by Robert Adam from published material by Bartoli.

Pietro Santi Bartoli, drawing of a wall painting found in a garden in Rome, 1690s RIBA Collections

Geographic areas

Rome, Italy

Key buildings and projects

Porta San Pancrazio; Casino dei Quattero Venti

Cataloguing status

Detailed information about the plates and books featuring Bartoli's illustrations are in the catalogue 'Early Printed Works 1478 - 1840' vol. 1 (A-D)

Detailed information about Bartoli's original drawings can be found in the RIBA Drawings Catalogue, vol. 2 (B)

Information on the volume of original drawings and the early works featuring Bartoli's engravings is available via the online library catalogue.

Digitisation status

47 images digitised, 36 available online via RIBApix.

Access

Access is via the RIBA Library Reading Room for the early works and the RIBA Architecture Study Room for the volume of original drawings.

Pietro Santi Bartoli, drawing of a decorative stucco niche in a tomb in Rome, 1690s. RIBA Collections

This is one entry in our growing series of research guides covering the significant groupings in the RIBA Collections. For all catalogued material relating to Pietro Santi Bartoli in the collections, please consult our online collections catalogue.

Pietro Santi Bartoli, etching of the Pyramid of Caius Cestius, Rome, from Gli Antichi Sepolcri, 17th century. RIBA Collections

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