Eighteen Views of Rome: The Piazza Farnese (recto)

Lievin Cruyl1664

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

Flemish artist Lieven Cruyl made a number of drawings of emblematic vistas of Rome for the Roman publisher Giovanni Battista de Rossi, of which ten were published as etchings in 1666. <em>The Piazza Farnese</em> features architecture designed by Michelangelo, who completed the Palazzo Farnese after the death of its original designer, Antonio da Sangallo, in 1546. His main contribution was the third story and the significantly protruding cornice at the top of the facade, which dramatically hangs over the front of the building, like sculpture.

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  • Title: Eighteen Views of Rome: The Piazza Farnese (recto)
  • Creator: Lievin Cruyl (Flemish, c. 1640-c. 1720)
  • Date Created: 1664
  • Physical Dimensions: Sheet: 38.7 x 49 cm (15 1/4 x 19 5/16 in.)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1943.257.a
  • Medium: pen and brown ink and brush and gray and blue wash over graphite; squared in graphite (two figures in the foreground); framing lines in brown ink
  • Inscriptions: signed, lower right, in brown ink: [artist's monogram: LC] inv. et delin. / 1664. ; by artist, upper center, in brown ink: Prospetto della Piazza Farnesia. ; by artist, througout composition, in brown ink: [the letters A-D] ; by artist, lower left, in brown ink: A. Palatium Farnesiorum. B. Duo Fontes aream anteriorem mundantes. / C. Oratorium S. Brigitte Nationis Sweciæ / D. Palatium Em: Cardinalis Antonij Barberini.
  • Department: Drawings
  • Culture: Flanders, 17th century
  • Credit Line: Dudley P. Allen Fund
  • Collection: DR - Flemish
  • Accession Number: 1943.257.a

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