Skip to main content

Piazza della Rotonda

Giovanni Battista Falda (Italian, 1640/43–1678) Published by Giovanni Jacomo de Rossi alle Pace, Rome (Italian, 1627–1691)
Falda, who received his first training from the famous Baroque architect and sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680), was a specialist in etched views of Rome's modern buildings and fountains. His etching of the Pantheon is intended to show improvements made by the current Pope and therefore portrays the ancient structure exactly as it appeared in the mid-seventeenth century, with its twin bell towers and lateral wing, and surrounded by market stalls and Roman palaces with their roof gardens and clotheslines.

Object Details

We are always open to learning more about our collections and updating the website. Does this record contain inaccurate information or language that you feel we should improve or change? Contact us here.

Please note that this particular artwork might not be on view when you visit. Don’t worry—we have plenty of exhibitions for you to explore.