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Battisterio Constantino Lateran Baptistery lithograph benoist rome grandeur

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Battisterio di Constantino (Lateran Baptistery)

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Original antique topographical print


The domed octagonal Lateran Baptistery stands somewhat apart from the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome, to which it has become joined by later construction. This baptistery was founded by Pope Sixtus III in 440, perhaps on an earlier structure, for a legend grew up that Constantine the Great had been baptized there. From a French series titled 'Rome dans Sa Grandeur', circa 1870. Benoist was one of France's most gifted topographical artists of the 19th century, he was both a master lithographer and painter. He began his career in Paris and by 1836 he was exhibiting his views at the Paris Salons and continued to do so until 1879. As an original lithographic artist, Philippe Benoist specialized in exterior and interior views of many famous European buildings. Some light foxing in the image and light soiling to edges of the sheet.

Additional Information

artist Philippe Benoist (1813-1881)
method Tinted lithograph
date C1870
size 250mm by 360mm (image) 345mm by 500mm (sheet)
SKU VW6168