Measured drawing of Palazzo Senatorio, Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome: plan and elevation of the double staircase leading from the piazza to the palazzo

RIBApix ref no RIBA95682
Architect/DesignerMichelangelo (1475-1564)
Artist/PhotographerMocatta, David (1806-1882)
CountryItaly
CityRome
Subject Date1592
Image Date1839
StyleRenaissance
MediumDrawing
Library ReferencePB302/13
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES; The Palazzo Senatorio is the official seat of the Mayor of Rome. The two colossal Roman statues representing the Nile and Tiber were formerly in Constantine's baths on the Quirinal Hill and were moved here by Michelangelo as part of his design for the staircase. The fountain basins were added in 1589 when the Acqua Felice aqueduct reached the hill. This drawing indicates that Mocatta visited and measured the building in 1830 but only prepared this drawing in 1839.

Subject tags

Public buildings, stairs, fountains