Basilica of San Paolo fuori le Mura (St Paul outside the Walls), Rome: detail of the cloister with Cosmatesque decoration

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RIBApix ref no RIBA25649
Architect/DesignerCosmati, Giovanni (fl. 1231-1235)
Vassalletto, Pietro (1124-1216)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryItaly
CityRome
Subject Date1241
Image Date1970
ViewExterior
StyleRomanesque
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/ROM/338 (ES4112.1)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The Papal basilica of St Paul outside the Walls, is one of four churches considered to be the great ancient basilicas of Rome. The cloister of the monastery was built between 1208 and 1241 by Pietro Vassalletto and was decorated by Giovanni Cosmati, the youngest of the Cosmati.

Subject tags

churches, arches, mosaics, cloisters, monasteries & convents