Architectural cappriccio depicting a piazza featuring an arcade, an obelisk and statuary, with fragments of stonework shown in the foreground

Coronavirus update: Our printing service continues to operate as usual, with framed and unframed prints available for delivery in normal timescales. We would like to reassure our customers that we are observing government advice on COVID-19 and adhering to all guidance and best practice.

RIBApix ref no RIBA21194
Subject Date1745
Image Date1745
ViewInterior
StyleBaroque
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSB2/18
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This composition, by an artist of the School of Bibiena, may have been drawn by a non-Italian or possibly by an Italian artist working in Germany in about 1750. It appears to derive from Giuseppe Bibiena's designs and possibly quotes in part from a stage design engraved as plate 7 in Part I of his 'Architettura e Prospettive' (1740), as well as from his designs for imaginary piazzas.

Subject tags

arches, ruins, statues, arcades, stage sets, obelisks