Veduta dell' Arco di Costantino

Veduta dell’ Arco di Costantino

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, 1720 – 1778)
Medium or Technique
Etching on wove paper
18 1/2 x 28 inches
Syracuse University Art Galleries
Accession Number
SUAC 1979.0005
Credit Line
Syracuse University Art Collection, library transfer


The Veduta dell’Arco di Costantino (View of the Arch of Constantine) is an etching by Giovanni Battista Piranesi from his larger corpus of prints, Vedute di Roma (Views of Rome). An impression of this print can be found in the collections of the Syracuse University Art Galleries. Piranesi’s Veduta dell’Arco di Costantino is an example of Piranesi’s detailed yet romanticized representations of ancient monuments of Rome. Piranesi used romantic motifs as story-telling devices while at the same time, maintaining the architectural integrity of the sites he chose to depict.


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