Italy, Rome, entrance to the Porta del Popolo



This is a Digital Image not an actual print.
This outer façade of the gate was commissioned by Pope Pius IV to Michelangelo, who in turn assigned the task to Nanni di Baccio Bigio, who erected the gate between 1562 and 1565; taking inspiration from the Arch of Titus. The four columns of the façade come from the former St. Peter’s Basilica.
Engraved, after an earlier 18th century print, for ‘Raccolta Delle Principali Vedute Antiche e Moderne Della Citta Di Roma e sue vicinanze’ 1834.

Steel engraving
Original image size
Digital size 3449 x 2040 px
29.2 cm x 17.3 cm (300 dpi)