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

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RIBApix ref no RIBA21194
Subject Date1745
Image Date1745
Library ReferenceSB2/18
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